An Affidavit of Heirship is a document used to let the public know who the heirs of an estate are. Often this is the only thing a note seller must use to clear an estate. It’s not an official document and it doesn’t determine who the actual owners are. It’s simply a notification to the public that a certain set of circumstances applied to the deceased persons estate. I often see incorrect affidavits cause a cloud on title and lots of problems. I would not suggest drawing up your own affidavit as the ramifications if it’s wrong are numerous and serious.

I am attaching an example of an affidavit so you can see what type of information is needed for a qualified lawyer to draw one up.

You can use this as a guideline to write your own and make it work for you. This information should not be considered legal advice. Please seek legal counsel before using any of the information or examples of documents posted on our site.

Every state has its own laws, rules and regulations, we are based in Texas and follow its guidelines.  I hope you find this information helpful. If you are interested in selling a property we might be your buyer. Please feel to contact us at (210) 300-4000 and we will make you an offer.

Best of Luck,

John