If an estate is under the allowable amount ($23,000 in 2019 in value adjusted annually for cost of living), and consists of both personal property and real property, it may qualify for expedited processing as a small estate. Use form PC 556 Petition and Order for Assignment to start the process. This is the only form needed from the court. A complete submission package will include:
Attach copy of paid funeral bill showing a 0 balance and who paid the services. If there are remaining fees for the funeral expenses, the assets will be assigned to the funeral home that provided the services.
There is a $25 filing fee, plus inventory fee. Contact the Court to calculate or you may also use the inventory fee calculator.
If a certified copy of the Order is needed, please include $12.
A copy of the petition will be mailed to the Petitioner once the Judge has signed it.