The California Small Estate Affidavit Form also known as the Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property, is a legal document under the California Probate Code Section 13100, which is used to legally record the estate left behind by a deceased person in the state of California.
The form is to be filled 40 days after the death of the person whose estate in in question and the value of the said estate should not exceed one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
Steps to Fill This Affidavit Form
- Enter the full legal name, date of death and name of county in which the decedent resided.
- The affiant must select one box whether or not there is any current/past court proceedings with respect to the decedent’s estate.
- Tick one box with respect to whether there is any real property or not. If yes, inventory and appraisal of the real property should be included.
- Enter the address of the real property.
- check one box with respect to whether the affiant is the successor of the decedent or is someone who is authorized to act on behalf of the successor or decedent.
- The affiant acknowledges under penalty of perjury that all the details in the affidavit are a 100% true and accurate. The document must then be signed and the date of signature must be mentioned.
The affidavit must be notarized by a Notary Public of the state of California. Name of County, signature, seal, name and date of notarization must be mentioned. here, the notary public verifies the affiant and not the details provided by the affiant.