In Arkansas, you may be able to avoid the probate process or at least shorten the process if certain conditions are met.
These conditions include:
- the total value of the estate is less than $100,000 and claims (debts or judgments) against the estate have been paid—there are other exclusions and exemptions from this amount, such as the homestead exemption and spouse and child allowances
- 45 days have passed since the death before filing the affidavit
- there is neither a personal representative of the estate already appointed nor a petition for an appointment pending