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Kentucky Small Estate Affidavit | Form AOC-830

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The Kentucky small estate affidavit, legally titled the ‘Petition to Dispense with Administration’ or Form AOC-830, is for use by the survivors of a person who has passed away with a small estate who want to avoid the hassles of probate. It can be used if the person who died (decedent) had $15,000 or less in assets in his or her name whether or not they had a will. The only person who can fill out this petition must be the surviving spouse, only surviving child, or surviving child with siblings who have signed a waiver. In addition, preferred creditor’s can file the petition. It should be filed in the district court servicing the county in which decedent lived at death.

Maximum – $15,000

Laws§ 391.030§ 395.455

How to Write

Step 1 – In the top section, put in the following information:

  • Name of decedent
  • Address pf decedent at time of death
  • date of death
  • date of birth
  • social security number

Step 2 – In Section 1, check off whether or not decedent had a will (testate) or did not have a will (intestate).

Step 3 – Write in a description and value of assets.

Step 4 – In Section 4, check the box that indicates tour relationship with the decedent.

Step 5 – In Section 5, write in any expenses paid and attach receipts.

Step 6 – Sign and date in front of a notary public as directed.


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