Q: Father lived in Nevada with no assets to distribute in Nevada so probate was never opened, but he owned land in Arkansas
Can I open probate in Arkansas if it was never opened in Nevada? I have his Will which designates me as executor of all assets. The land is worth less than 25k
A: Yes, you can. You may even be able to avoid a full probate by a small estate affidavit procedure under the laws of the State of Arkansas. Best to consult with an Arkansas probate attorney for availability, pricing, and other details.
Nina Whitehurst agrees with this answer
A: I agree with Mr. Berge in that you should contact an attorney in Arkansas. If a small estate procedure is not available, since your father was not domiciled in Arkansas on the date of his death, you should inquire about the ancillary probate rules applicable to a non-domiciliary's ownership of real property in Arkansas.
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