Affidavit of Succession, Proof of Authority, Ancillary Probate

Affidavit of Successions, Proof of Authority and Ancillary Probate   If you are dealing with a probate matter that involves property in multiple states, there are some topics with which you will want to familiarize yourself. These include terms like affidavits of succession to real property, proof of authority for foreign domiciliary personal representative, and […]

Living Trusts, Living Wills and Probate

Understanding the Difference Between Living Trusts, Living Wills, and Wills Sometimes the terms living trust and living will are thrown around as if they are interchangeable, but they are different from each other and also different from a traditional will.   Living Will A living will deals with your medical care, not your assets and […]

Living Trust: Avoiding Arizona’s Probate Process

Living Trust: Avoiding Arizona’s Probate Process   We have written elsewhere about Arizona’s probate process. Probate is a legal process in which the court appoints a personal representative of the estate of a person who has died. That personal representative is responsible for making an inventory of all of the deceased’s assets whose ownership did […]

What is probate

In the simplest of terms probate in Arizona is usually nothing more than a court supervised transfer of property from the decedent to the heirs or devisees.  In Arizona, the probate process from start to finish takes about 18 months from the date the Petition or application is filed until the registrar issues the Certificate of […]

Let Us Help You…Make a Will Today!

      Hey ladies and gents, make a Will already! Look at what happened to Steve McNair’s money because he didn’t have a Will. Make sure all your possessions are going to the people YOU want them to go to. Even though most of us don’t have the money that Steve McNair has, I’m sure we all have […]

Formal Probate or Informal Probate

How do you know when a Formal Probate is required? The Pima County Superior Court of Arizona requires that a Formal Probate is filed anytime that there is a Will and the original of the Will cannot be located. A hearing is set in which all interested parties attend and the Court determines whether the copy […]


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