The Affidavit for collection of all personal property is a form filled by the successor of the decedent and it is filled only if the value of the estate left behind does not exceed $75,000 and 30 days have passed since the owner of the personal property has died.
Here, since the decedent did not own a very large estate (<$75,000), this form helps in avoiding long drawn out procedures in court. The person filling the form must be sure that all the details in the document are 100% true and accurate.
Steps to fill this Arizona Small Estate Affidavit Form
- The affiant fills in personal details – full name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number and email address.
- Enter the lawyer’s bar number and licensed fiduciary number.
- Then check the box depending on whether he/she is representing self or is an attorney for someone else. If the latter, check the box depending on whether affiant is attorney for the petitioner or for the respondent.
- Enter the county of Arizona in which the decedent passed away.
- Give details on the decedent – name, place of death and date of death.
- The affiant should enter his/her relationship with the deceased person.
The affiant has to make certain acknowledgements and he certifies that everything in this form is true. Then, with regards to the entitlement, he must check the boxes as applicable – whether or not the deceased person has a will, his/her relationship with the decedent, and with regard to others who may have interests in the personal property in question.
The next section is to describe the personal property. This property could include anything from vehicles to houses to boats or even furniture, but it does not limit to this. Enter the description of the property/properties in question, including their respective values and where that property is located right now.
The next section is for different debts and who owes these debts to the person who died. Enter the amounts in USD ($) as well. The affiant then needs to sign the form at the bottom, enter his/her name and date of signature in the presence of a Notary Public, and the form must be notarized by getting the official seal.