Wyoming Small Estate Affidavit Form
The Wyoming Small Estate Affidavit is a form that can be used for settling the estate of a loved one that passed away. The form is completed by the rightful heir of the deceased, as stated in a will. The individual that died is formally known as the “decedent,” whereas the individual collecting the estate is known as the “successor” or “affiant.”
The maximum an estate may be valued at in order to use the affidavit is $200,000—making it one of the highest upper limits in the United States. To begin, the form must be filled out in accordance with state laws, all of which are included below.
Laws: § 2-1-201
Maximum Estate Value: $200,000
Required Conditions: So long thirty (30) days have passed since the decedent’s death, an individual who is entitled under state law to use the form may file once it has been provided that:
- a) no one has been or will be appointed by the court to settle the estate,
- b) the completed affidavit is filed with the county clerk, and
- c) anyone in possession of the decedent’s property is presented with a certified copy of the affidavit. Additionally, having a Notary Public notarize the document once completed can add further weight to its credibility.