Wills and Estates
A will helps you spell out what you want your heirs to inherit when you die. Even if you do not have much property, you may have special items or money you would like to pass on to your loved ones or charities. It may help avoid family disagreements. Many families struggle over who should get what. Anyone can write a will, even without the help of a lawyer. See the resources below to learn more about wills and how you can write one.
This section contains links that offer information about wills and estates and other probate law in Arkansas. There are pdf fact sheets, court forms and interactive forms below.
FACT SHEETS & LEGAL INFORMATION
- "Wills and Estates"
- "Avoiding Probate with Small Estates with Real Property"
- "Avoiding Probate with Small Estates with Real Property Packet" * PDF
- "Avoiding Probate with Small Estates Without Real Property"
- "Avoiding Probate with Small Estates Without Real Property Packet" * PDF
FORMS & COURT INFORMATION
- Form - Affidavit for Collection of Small Estate
- Form - Probate Cover Sheet
- Form - Probate Cover Sheet Instructions
- Packet - Will Instructions and Sample
- Official Probate Forms: Authority; Captions and Affidavits (AAOC)
- Official Probate Forms: Acceptance of Appointment as Personal Representative (AAOC)
- Official Probate Forms: Petition for Appointment of Administrator/Adminstratrix (AAOC)
- Official Probate Forms: Proof of Will (AAOC)
OTHER RESOURCES (Other Websites)
- Arkansas Circuit Court Probate - Information and Forms
- ARKANSAS LAW - Arkansas Code - Unannotated (LexisNexis)