AFFIDAVIT OF HEIRSHIP
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What is an Affidavit of Heirship?
An Affidavit of Heirship is a document that identifies the heirs of a deceased person.
When can you use an Affidavit of Heirship?
An Affidavit of Heirship should be used when all of the following conditions are met:
- The deceased person died without a Will
- There is only real estate that needs to be transferred to heirs
- No administration of the Estate is required
- The decedent does not have any debts
Why would someone NOT use an Affidavit of Heirship?
An Affidavit of Heirship is not the right method if there is a valid will; in that situation Muniment of Title would be the better way to go. An Affidavit of Heirship can also not be used when the decedent left non-real estate assets (like bank accounts, investement account, etc.) which need to be transferred. In this case Estate Administation would be required. Also if the decent has any unpaid debts a death, an Affidavit of Heirship would not be the proper procedure to follow.
Do I need an attorney for an Affidavit of Heirship?
No, you don’t. However, an attorney can help you draft it to ensure it was done correctly.
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