collection by affidavit

Definition of "collection by affidavit"
  1. An alternative process to court administration used in certain states for small estates. This allows an individual named in a will to file an affidavit claiming their right to payment, following a period of waiting
How to use "collection by affidavit" in a sentence
  1. The deceased's estate was relatively small, so we opted for collection by affidavit instead of court administration.
  2. She was named in her uncle's will and, because his estate was small, she filed for collection by affidavit.
  3. After waiting for the stipulated period, he was able to claim his inheritance through collection by affidavit.

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