Wyoming Small Estate Affidavit
The Wyoming Small Estate Affidavit is used for anyone planning to settle an estate in Wyoming. When a loved one dies, their estate needs to be collected by a rightful heir as stated in a will (made before their death), or by another meaningful way. 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 to qualify to use the affidavit process is $200,000—making it the highest upper limit in the United States. To begin, the form must be filled out in accordance with state law conditions, all of which are stated below.
Laws & Required Conditions
Laws: § 2-1-201
Maximum Estate Value: $200,000
Required Conditions: Thirty (30) days following the decedent’s death, an individual who is entitled under state law to use a Small Estate Affidavit may file once it has been provided that: a) no one has been nor 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.