Small estate administration is a simplified court procedure that is an alternative to the longer probate process. It is available when the person who dies did not own that much in assets. There is often a limit to the value of the property, such as $25,000 or $100,000. This procedure might not be available if the person who died owned real property or it may only be permitted for the personal property and not the real property. This procedure asks the court to allow you to divide and distribute their property to people who either have a legal right to inherit or listed in the testator’s will.