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What If My Estate Is Small?

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If the size of your estate is less than an amount set by state law, your estate may qualify for a simplified proceeding for small estates. These proceedings require less paperwork, cost less and take less time.

The maximum amount of assets that can pass through a Will without a standard probate process can vary from as little as $5,000 to as much as $100,000.

If you'd like to check the limit in your state, visit the following site of Cornell University and select your state: offsite link.

Some states also have a procedure called Summary Probate that allows expedited processing of your estate even if the size of your estate is greater than the limit for "small" estates.

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