8. What do I do if the decedent only left a small estate, but it includes real property?

You can file a Petition to Determine Succession to Real Property. This petition can be filed after 40 days from the decedent’s date of death, and should be filed in the county where the decedent lived or where the real property is located. The petition should also be signed by all people who are entitled to inherit any portion of the real property. The probate court will set a hearing on this petition.

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