This is an Alaska Affidavit of Heirship Form, to be completed by a third disinterested party (affiant) and filed in the record of the county clerk. The Affidavit must be filled only if the decedent has not left a will and he/she has a certain amount of property that can be claimed by his/her spouse, children and/or other family members. The form is generally used when rightful heirs want to gain ownership of a deceased loved one’s property without having to go to court.
How to fill the Alaska Affidavit of Heirship Form?
- Begin by entering the full legal name of the decedent, whose estate is being claimed by rightful heirs.
- Enter the exact date on which this form is being filled by the affiant.
- Enter the full legal name of the affiant, along with detailed address.
- The affiant acknowledges that he/she is familiar with the personal/marital history of the deceased and must enter the date since when he/she knew the decedent, along with date of death.
- Enter the decedent’s place of death as well as residence at the time of death (including city, state and county).
- If the decedent was married, enter the name of spouse, date of marriage, date of divorce and date of spouse’s death (whatever applicable).
- Provide similar information on the decedent’s children (both natural and adopted).
- Enter details of the decedent’s grandchildren (those born to the decedent’s children mentioned in the previous point).
- Enter details of the decedent’s parents, if he/she was never married and didn’t have children.
- If any, provide information on the decedent’s brothers and/or sisters.
- Provide details on the decedent’s nieces and nephews (those born to the siblings mentioned in the previous point).
- The affiant must sign the document now, along with the date of signing and the name of County and State (in this case, Alaska).
- The form must then be notarized by a Notary Public in the presence of the affiant. The Notary must sign, provide his seal and date of commission expiry.