The Galveston County Small Estate Affidavit Form is one used to legally record the estate of a certain deceased person within the County of Galveston in the state of Texas. To use this form, atleast 30 days must have passed since the death of the decedent and the total value of the estate shouldn’t exceed $50,000.
Instructions to Fill this Form
- Begin the form by entering the name of the deceased, whose estate is in question.
- Once again, enter the name of the decedent and the date on which he/she passed away, along with the city and state in which the decedent died.
- Mention the state in which the domicile of the decedent was at the time of death.
- List all of the decedent’s assets, including a description of each asset, stating whether community or separate assets and mention each one’s approximate value as well.
- Similarly, list down all the liabilities (if any) of the decedent along with respective amounts.
- The next section is to mention all the distributees. Mention each one’s name, address, phone number, relation to decedent, along with each one’s portion of the estate.
- Tick one of three boxes with respect to the legal description of the decedent’s homestead.
- To conclude, the signature of each and every distributee is required, along with their full legal names and notarization by a Notary Public in and for the state of Texas.
- An heirship affidavit is attached which has to be filled and signed by 2 disinterested witnesses. These witnesses must fill in complete details of the decedent, how they knew him/her, how long, personal details, marriage details, family details, death details, children/grandchildren details, parents and siblings details. The form is completed by notarization and signatures of these two witnesses.