The probate process can be time consuming and expensive. If someone dies with assets that need to go through probate but the value of those assets is not significant, Summary Administration is available as a shortcut to the full probate process. There are two main types of Summary Administration, the first being Refusal of Letters and the second being a Small Estate Affidavit. Both methods generally are used to by-pass the full probate process. Our attorneys can help determine if one of these summary administration methods will work for your situation.