Where do I get a small estate affidavit form?
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The Washington State statute for small estates - under $100,000 and with no real estate - contains the language for the form in the statute. If you are the named fiduciary you have an obligation to pay the creditors from the available assets of the decedent. There is a priority of expenses and creditors to be paid - also identified in the probate statute. It may be appropriate to make pro rated payments to the unsecured creditors.