What is an Affidavit of Heirship?

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An Affidavit of Heirship can be used to transfer real property, such as land, from a decedent to their heirs at law. This is a way to transfer property if a decedent did not leave a will, or if the they did leave a will, but the will was not probated within four years of the decedents death.

To file an Affidavit of Heirship you will need 2 people who knew the decedent, who are unrelated or who will not benefit from the Affidavit, to sign the affidavit in front of a notary public. This document must be filed in the county where the property is located. The County Clerk of said county can provide specific fees for filing.

If you need help filing or have any questions regarding an Affidavit of Heirship, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to help!

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