The Fort Bend County Texas Small Estate Affidavit Form is an affidavit form restricted to use within the County of Fort Bend and this can be used only if the estate of the decedent does not exceed $50,000 and atleast 30 days have passed since the passing away of the decedent. At the top, enter the name of the person who owned the said estate.
Steps to Fill this Affidavit Form
- Enter the name of the decedent once again and mention his/her date of death along with the county in Texas State in which he/she died.
- Mention the county in which the decedent was domiciled at the time of death.
- Check one of three boxes with regard to Medicaid benefits received by the decedent, or not.
- The next section is for the decedent’s assets. List down all the assets the decedent owned along with the approximate values in US Dollars. If the assets need any additional information to help with identification, mention.
- The next section is for all the outstanding debts of the decedent. Describe each debt along with the respective balances due.
- The next few sections is for knowing the family history of the decedent to identify the rightful distributees. This includes full marital details, children details (both adopted and born), grandchildren details, parents details, siblings details and/or other family details.
- List the name of each and every distributee, along with their personal details and each one’s respective share of personal, real and community property.
- Affidavits and signatures of each and every distributee is required, along with the affidavits and signatures of 2 disinterested witnesses, all of which need to be notarized.
Attached to the form is an order approving the small estate affidavit. The order must be signed by the presiding judge in Fort Bend County, Texas.