The Kentucky small estate affidavit, legally titled the ‘Petition to Dispense with Administration’ or Form AOC-830, is for use by the survivors of a person who has passed away with a small estate who want to avoid the hassles of probate. It can be used if the person who died (decedent) had $15,000 or less in assets in his or her name whether or not they had a will. The only person who can fill out this petition must be the surviving spouse, only surviving child, or surviving child with siblings who have signed a waiver. In addition, preferred creditor’s can file the petition. It should be filed in the district court servicing the county in which decedent lived at death.
Maximum – $15,000
How to Write
Step 1 – In the top section, put in the following information:
- Name of decedent
- Address pf decedent at time of death
- date of death
- date of birth
- social security number
Step 2 – In Section 1, check off whether or not decedent had a will (testate) or did not have a will (intestate).
Step 3 – Write in a description and value of assets.
Step 4 – In Section 4, check the box that indicates tour relationship with the decedent.
Step 5 – In Section 5, write in any expenses paid and attach receipts.
Step 6 – Sign and date in front of a notary public as directed.