If assets are low, is there a shorter and cheaper way to probate an estate?
Question Details: There is no Will, the house worth $10,000 and there is no cash.
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Probate can be costly and time consuming. Accordingly, most states have a special expedited (and cheaper) process for probating an estate. In fact, if the estate is small enough, a simple small estate affidavit can be filed. In OK, if the total value of a deceased person’s probate property (not including real estate) that would otherwise go through probate court is less than $20,000, that property can be obtained by the deceased person’s successors by the use of a such an affidavit. However, since real estate is involved, you will need to probate your father's estate. For state specific advise, you may want to consult directly with a local pbate attorney.