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Review Small Estate Eligibility
In some cases it may be a preferred method to settle an Estate because it can save time, effort, and money.
This type of Probate is only allowed for those Estates considered "small" by state law; however, the criteria for "small" varies greatly because each state sets different limits.
For example, in some states, the term may apply to an Estate worth less than $30,000; in others, the limit might be $200,000.
Therefore, review state law to determine eligibility before contacting Probate Court.
Note: Virginia and Delaware do not offer this type of Probate at all.
Probate can be a challenging legal process and so a Probate Attorney or Estate Attorney is typically hired, though not technically required by law.
See the links below for more information about local state laws and Probate Attorneys for hire.