The short answer is that you can’t. They don’t really exist.
You may have heard a bank or some other financial institution ask you for a small estate affidavit if you don’t want to go through probate.
Unfortunately, small estate affidavits are mythical – we don’t have such an instrument that works for estates in Florida.
You have three options:
- Disposition of Personal Property without Administration
- Summary Administration
- Formal Administration
Item #1 is rarely used and is not an actual type of probate.
Items #2 and #3 are actual forms of probate under Florida law.
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