Small Estates Proceedings and Probate

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Petition for Summary Administration of an Estate Summary administration is a simplified and expedited method, under Idaho law, for distributing a decedent’s estate. 
Forms are available for free to low income individuals seeking to change ownership of property after a death. We currently have forms for An Affidavit Collecting Property and a Petition for Summary Administration of an Estate. Please check the list below to make sure you will qualify to use the forms currently available:
Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property (pursuant to a small estate proceeding under Idaho Code Sections 15-3-1201 and 15-3-1202) Attached to this page is a Word.doc version of the Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property that may be edited and filled in electronically before filing.
Probate is the procedure for transferring title of a deceased person's property to the proper survivors. If the person did not have a will, the laws of intestate succession set out who will inherit. If there is a valid will, the estate still must be probated, but it is distributed according to the will. Probate also arranges for payment of all debts and taxes.

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