You can try completing a Declaration for Collection of Property Without Probate. It is not a court procedure and must be done after at least 40 days of the decedent’s date of death. All people entitled to receive assets from the estateThe assets and liabilities left behind by a decedent. must sign the affidavit and their signatures must be notarized. This declaration cannot be used to transfer real propertyLand and all things which are growing thereon, permanently attached thereto, or permanently erected thereon. Real property also includes easement rights..