DEAR JEFF: What is required for a “small estate affidavit?” How small does the estate need to be to qualify for this type of probate? Thanks, “Didn’t Have Much”

Dear “Didn’t Have Much”: Small estate affidavits are sometimes used when a person dies intestate (without a will) and leaves behind a relatively small estate.

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