Kansas Small Estate Affidavit (Form 59-1507b)

When someone passes away and property that amounts to a small estate is in the possession of another individual or an entity, a party known as the Successor of their small estate can furnish them with a Kansas Small Estate Affidavit (Form 59-1507b) / “Affidavit Transferring Certain Personal Property in Estates Under $40,000” to claim this estate. The two-page form is provided by the Kansas Judicial Council and must be completed by a party who believes they have a rightful claim to the estate (the Affiant) and sworn be subscribed and sworn by a Notary Public.

Laws & Required Conditions

Laws: § 59-1507b

Maximum Estate Value: $40,000

Required Conditions: A Kansas Small Estate Affidavit (Form 59-1507b) / “Affidavit Transferring Certain Personal Property in Estates Under $40,000” can be utilized by a Successor in cases where the deceased individual died without leaving a will.

According to § 59-1507b, the Affidavit is “deemed sufficient if in substantial compliance with the form set forth by the judicial council.” That is, all required sections of the form must be completed and subsequently notarized by a Notary Public.