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Rhode Island Small Estate Affidavit | Form PC-1.9

A Rhode Island small estate affidavit is a form that can be used to speed the distribution of assets in certain estates. Any estate valued at less than $15,000 is considered a small estate. This helps avoid the lengthy and costly process of traditional probate.
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How to File (4 steps)

1. Wait 30 Days

After 30 days from the decedent’s death, an individual can begin the voluntary informal executor petition process.

2. No Personal Representative

Confirm with the Probate Court local to the decedent’s final permanent residence that no other personal representative has been appointed or has a pending petition.

3. Complete Documents

Gather these documents and complete the affidavit in its entirety:

4. File With Court

File all paperwork directly with the local Probate Court.