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Things you need to know about Affidavit of Self-Adjudication of the Estate.


1. What is an Affidavit of Self-Adjudication? 

An Affidavit of Self-Adjudication is a written statement under oath by a sole heir (the “affiant”) where he declares that he is the only heir of the deceased and is adjudicating the entire inheritance to himself.


2. When do you need an Affidavit of Self-Adjudication?

An Affidavit of Self-Adjudication is needed if you will inherit from someone and you want to adjudicate the entire inheritance to yourself.  However, a requirement is that the affiant is the sole heir of the deceased.


3. How can an Affidavit of Self-Adjudication help you?

An Affidavit of Self-Adjudication makes it easier for you, as the sole heir, to inherit the entire inheritance for yourself.  It is a quick and cheap way of claiming your inheritance.  All you need to do is execute the Affidavit of Self-Adjudication and file it in the Office of the Register of Deeds of the place where the decedent resided. 

With an Affidavit of Self-Adjudication you no longer need to go through complicated, lengthy and potentially expensive court proceedings to claim your inheritance.  


4. What information do you need to create the Affidavit of Self-Adjudication?

To create your Affidavit of Self-Adjudication you’ll need the following minimum information:

  1. The affiant’s name and details (i.e. nationality, address, relationship to the deceased)
  2. The deceased’s name and date of death
  3. Brief description of the properties owned by the deceased which are to be inherited

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