The Washington small estate affidavit is used by a successor entitled to the property of a person who died, if the person who died has no more than $100,000 in probate assets. In addition, in order to use this form, the decedent must have resided in the State of Washington and 40 days must have passed since the date of death. Furthermore, the debts of the decedent must have been paid before this form can be used. You will have to figure out what assets the decedent had at death and their value. Finally, there cannot be an application pending for the appointment of a personal representative in any state for the estate of decedent.
Maximum – $100,000
How to Write
Step 1 – Write in your name at the top (successor’s name)
Step 2 – Write in the state and county
Step 3 – Write in your name again.
Step 4 – Write in the name of the decedent in Section 1 as well as decedent’s SSN.
Step 5 – Write in your name and address.
Step 6 – In Section 7, write in the property you are claiming.
Step 7 – Sign and date in front of notary.