collection by affidavit
- 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
- The deceased's estate was relatively small, so we opted for collection by affidavit instead of court administration.
- She was named in her uncle's will and, because his estate was small, she filed for collection by affidavit.
- After waiting for the stipulated period, he was able to claim his inheritance through collection by affidavit.