Small Estate Affidavit Limits by State

All states offer its citizens some sort of simplified summary administration as an alternative to probate. However, this is where any kind of similarity for Small Estates in the US ends.

Each state allows actual dollar limits or caps on the assets of a decedent’s estate for the purpose of avoiding probate.

Small Estate limits range from a high of $275,000 in Oregon to a low of $10,000 in Georgia, South Carolina, Vermont and New Hampshire. The majority of the small estate limits by state fall somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000 depending on the state.

Also, these limits can vary and be divided by what type of property is at issue in the estate. For example, a state may allow for a Small Estate limit total of $100,000 – $50,000 of it is in real property and the other $50,000 is in personal property.

Just remember all states have different laws for Small Estates. Learn more about your state’s Small Estate Administration procedures below:

Small Estate Affidavit Limits by State: