small estate

Definition of "small estate"
  1. An estate eligible for simpler procedures or out-of-court transfers due to its relatively low value, as determined by state law
How to use "small estate" in a sentence
  1. She was relieved to find out her grandmother's was a small estate, making the transfer process less complicated.
  2. Due to the small estate he left behind, his heirs were able to bypass probate.
  3. The value of her property made it a small estate, eligible for simple probate procedures.

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