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Life Insurance and Estate Creditors in Arizona

Posted on : March 6, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
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 […]

Posted in : Arizona Probate Court Laws

Jurisdiction of Probate Court in Arizona

Posted on : February 7, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
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 […]

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Will Contest After Probate Distribution in Arizona

Posted on : February 7, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
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 […]

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