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Small Estates: Transferring Property When Someone Dies

This toolkit tells you how to distribute someone’s property after they have died when there is a small amount of property to distribute. For general information, and to figure out if an estate is “small,” read the Articles. Read the Common Questions if you have a specific question. If you want to settle a small estate, use the Forms link to prepare your forms. The Checklists below have step-by-step instructions for transferring property after someone dies. Go to Courts & Agencies for information about the court or agency that will handle your case.

Common Questions

Common Questions

Checklist- How to transfer property using Assignment of Property (print)

Checklist- How to transfer property using Transfer by Affidavit (print)

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