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Minnesota Small Estate Affidavit | Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property for Small Estates

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The Minnesota small estate affidavit, also known as the ‘Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property for Small Estates’ or ‘Form MMB-00375-07’, is used by the successor of a person who died in Minnesota with $50,000 or less in his or her probate estate. It can only be used 30 days after decedent has died and no application or petition can be pending in any jurisdiction. You will also need to provide a certified death certificate. Once this is filled out, it can be used to collect the property of decedent without having to go through an extended probate process.

Maximum – $50,000

Laws – § 524.3-1201

How to Write

Step 1 – Fill in the name of the county in Minnesota in which the decedent passed away and your name as the person filling out the document.

Step 2 – In Section 1, write in your address as the affiant.

Step 3 – In Section 2, write in the name of the decedent, the age of decedent at time of death, the date of death, address of decedent at time of death and social security number.

Step 4 – In Section 7, enter in the property to which you are entitled as successor in interest to property of decedent.

Step 5 – Sign and date in front of a notary public.


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