The Pennsylvania small estate statute, 20 PA. CODE ANN. § 3102, provides with respect
to estates which do not have a value in excess of $25,000 (excluding certain items),
that the orphan's court of the county wherein the decedent was domiciled may, on the
petition of any party in interest, direct the distribution of the assets of the decedent's
estate without formal administration proceedings. This procedure is available whether
the decedent died testate or intestate and without regard to whether a will had been
probated or letters of administration issued.