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Massachusetts Small Estate Affidavit

A Massachusetts small estate affidavit is a legal document used to present a claim on the estate or part of the estate of a deceased loved one. This process can be used to avoid probate court in Massachusetts when the estate's value is no greater than $25,000.
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How to File (3 steps)

1. Wait 30 Days

Wait a minimum of 30 days before filing the affidavit.

2. Complete Documents

Gather and complete the following necessary documents:

3. File With Probate Court

File all of the above documents with the probate court local to the decedent’s residence at their death.

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