Fill in the name of the Indiana county at the top of the small estate affidavit. It should be the county where the decedent resided when he died or a county where he owned real estate.
Enter your full name in at the top of the affidavit, after "I." Write your postal and residence addresses on the provided lines.
Compile a list of the decedent's living heirs and current addresses. Heirs, called "successors" on the affidavit in some counties, include the decedent's spouse and children. Check the Indiana probate laws if you're unsure whom you must list as heirs or how much of the estate each heir is entitled to receive. Visit the official website of the Indiana General Assembly to view state laws online.
List each heir's name, address, relationship to the decedent, as well as his estate share percentage in the provided spaces on the affidavit. Use your heir list as a reference.
Write in the decedent's full name and date of death on the provided lines of the affidavit.
Take the affidavit form to a licensed notary public. You must sign and date the small estate affidavit in front of a notary public.