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Alabama Small Estate Affidavit Form

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An Alabama small estate affidavit form (also known as a “Summary Distribution”), allows the family of a recently deceased person the ability to collect said person’s belongings, so long the value of the estate is under $30,245.00 (as of 2020).

The form provides a “shortcut” to the standard probate process, which can be both time intensive as well as costly for the members of the deceased person’s family. The form must be completed and recorded with the office of the judge of probate in the county the decedent died. Once recorded, the surviving spouse/distributee can present the form to financial institutions (such as a bank) to collect the decedent’s assets.