Small Estates Self-Help Forms

Interactive forms are available for free to low income individuals seeking a name change in Idaho. We currently have interactive forms for An Affidavit Collecting Property and a Petition for Summary Administration of an Estate.

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Please check the list below to make sure you will qualify to use the interactive forms currently available:

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • The deceased person lived in Idaho at the time of their death.
  • A copy of the deceased's death certificate
  • A copy of the deceased's will (if any)

If any of the statements above are false, check with an attorney for additional information about how to proceed.

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Table of Contents

  1. Affidavit Collecting Personal Property
  2. Petition for Summary Administration of an Estate

Affidavit Collecting Personal Property

Affidavit Collecting Personal Property

An interactive form is available for free to seniors and low income Idaho residents collecting personal property of decedents who lived in Idaho and had no plans to go and make their primary residence somewhere else at the time of their deaths. It could be used by non-Idaho residents or to collect property of people who did not die in Idaho or live in Idaho when they died, but only in certain circumstances that might or might not apply in your case. In such a case, you should probably consult with an attorney before completing and using an Affidavit Collecting Property.

An Affidavit Collecting Property is only appropriate if the fair market value of the decedent’s entire estate (wherever the property might be)—after all liens and debts on the property are deducted—is no more than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).

The information you will need to complete the Affidavit Collecting Personal Property interview includes:

  • A copy of the decedent’s death certificate to attach to the affidavit. This will provide most of the information you will need to generate this affidavit.
  • The name of the county where the affidavit will be signed.
  • The name of any person who will sign the affidavit. (These must be people entitled to receive the property under a will or Idaho’s intestacy statutes.)
  • Names of those entitled to receive the personal property of the decedent and the proportion or amount of the property they are to receive.

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Microsoft Word is used for developing these documents. If the computer you are using uses Notepad, WordPad or some other program for word processing, you mayhave difficulties with your documents. If you do not have Microsoft Word, you can download Microsoft Word Viewer for free from Microsoft.com.

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 If you don’t have all of the required information, you can still use the interactive forms to fill in the information you do have. If you set up a free and confidential user name and password for the interactive forms, you can start your form, save your answers, and finish completing the interactive forms when you have the remaining needed information. Or, you can complete as much of the information as possible, take your forms to your local CAO office, and ask for assistance with filling in the remaining needed information.

To learn more about the project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Petition for Summary Administration of an Estate

Petition for Summary Administration of an Estate

An interactive form is available for free to seniors and low income Idaho residents requesting summary administration of an estate. Summary administration is a simplified and expedited method, under Idaho law, for distributing a decedent’s estate. 

Summary administration for a survivng spouse is available under Idaho Code § 15-3-1205. Once it establishes that the decedent and surviving spouse were married at the time of the decedent’s death and that no other heir or inheritor under a will is entitled to estate property, the court may make a decree distributing the property to the surviving spouse. Idaho Code § 15-3-1205(b). No closing statement, further order, or court supervision is necessary.

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Note: You will be taken to our partnering site, “LawHelp Interactive”.

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Microsoft Word is used for developing these documents. If the computer you are using uses Notepad, WordPad or some other program for word processing, you mayhave difficulties with your documents. If you do not have Microsoft Word, you can download Microsoft Word Viewer for free from Microsoft.com.

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 If you don’t have all of the required information, you can still use the interactive forms to fill in the information you do have. If you set up a free and confidential user name and password for the interactive forms, you can start your form, save your answers, and finish completing the interactive forms when you have the remaining needed information. Or, you can complete as much of the information as possible, take your forms to your local CAO office, and ask for assistance with filling in the remaining needed information.

To learn more about the project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.