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Checklist for Executors in a Probate in Arizona | Free Consultation

Posted on : May 5, 2017
Probate Checklist in Arizona.
Checklist for Executors in a Probate in Arizona If you have ever been selected to serve as an Executor for someone’s will, you have an important responsibility to track down the deceased belongings as well as the Individual’s named in the will. Typically individuals tend to choose people in whom they trust. More commonly than […]

Life Insurance and Estate Creditors in Arizona | Free Consultation

Posted on : March 6, 2017
Life Insurance and Estate Creditors in Arizona
Life Insurance and Estate Creditors in Arizona For years, the law in Arizona has been that life insurance proceeds paid to a decedent’s spouse are exempt from claims of estate creditors. Did amendments to the Uniform Probate Code change this law? In May v. Ellis, 92 P.3d 859 (Ariz. 2004) the Arizona Supreme Court reviewed […]

Jurisdiction of Probate Court in Arizona | Free Consultation

Posted on : February 7, 2017
Jurisdiction of Probate Court in Arizona
Jurisdiction of Probate Court in Arizona The Superior Court has authority to deal with property ownership questions. But does the Superior Court acting as a probate court rule on matters other than the actual administration of the estate? In Gonzalez v. Superior Court, 570 P.2d 1077 (1977), the Arizona Supreme Court considered this issue. Facts […]

Will Contest After Probate Distribution in Arizona | Free Consultation

Posted on : February 7, 2017
Will Contest After Probate Distribution in Arizona
Will Contest After Probate Distribution in Arizona Will contests are usually filed before a will is probated. In Arizona, the statutes permit a will contest after probate in certain situations, including fraud. What type of fraud is necessary to permit a post-probate will contest? In Re Cassidy’s Estate, 270 P.2d 1079 (Ariz. 1954) the Arizona […]

Appealing Court Orders in an Unsupervised Probate in Arizona

Posted on : January 5, 2017
Appealing Court Orders in an Unsupervised Probate
Appealing Court Orders in an Unsupervised Probate in Arizona When Arizona adopted the Uniform Probate Code, probate procedure changed. The new law permits unsupervised probate proceedings in addition to supervised proceedings. In supervised proceedings, the court oversees the entire probate. In unsupervised proceedings, the personal representative only brings difficult questions to the court. In a […]