1 12, 2021

Testate vs. Intestate Estates

By |2021-11-30T15:47:50-07:00December 1st, 2021|Legal Documents|0 Comments

Testate vs. Intestate Estate A testate vs. intestate estate have very different procedural requirements. The exact steps you will need to take will depend on what type of estate you are dealing with. In this article, we will go over what is involved in probating testate vs. intestate estates. Defining Terms To summarize, a [...]

30 09, 2020

Common Probate Terms

By |2020-10-01T09:07:11-07:00September 30th, 2020|Legal Documents|0 Comments

Common Probate Terms There are common probate terms that you will come across during the course of your proceedings. Below, we will define these common probate terms to help you better prepare for carrying out your duties. Probate Before going into specific probate terms, it is important to briefly define what probate is. Probate [...]

1 07, 2020

Duties of Being a Personal Representative

By |2020-09-25T09:02:29-07:00July 1st, 2020|Legal Documents|0 Comments

  Duties of Being a Personal Representative In Arizona, when your initial probate documents have been approved you are appointed as the personal representative. Having this designation means that the court has given you the authority to act on behalf of the estate. What exactly does this involve? In this article, we will go [...]

20 11, 2019

Ancillary Probate

By |2020-09-28T13:13:11-07:00November 20th, 2019|Legal Documents|0 Comments

Ancillary Probate Ancillary probate is a type of secondary probate that some may find necessary. In this article, we will go over what an ancillary probate is and how they work. What is an Ancillary Probate? An ancillary probate is a secondary probate proceeding. This is in addition to a primary probate proceeding. One [...]

5 04, 2019

7 Common Probate Misconceptions

By |2021-09-23T23:27:26-07:00April 5th, 2019|Legal Documents|0 Comments

Common Probate Misconceptions Probate is the court-supervised process of distributing someone’s assets after they pass. The process can be confusing, and most people know very little about it. Due to this fact, there are a lot of misconceptions about the probate process. In this article, we will clear up 7 of the most common [...]

5 10, 2018

Probate FAQs

By |2020-09-29T09:00:17-07:00October 5th, 2018|Legal Documents|0 Comments

Probate FAQs Probate is a complex legal process and leaves many people confused and with unanswered questions. In this article, we will go over probate FAQs to help guide you along in the process. What is Probate? Probate is the court-supervised process that is often necessary to distribute assets after someone passes. It becomes [...]

5 01, 2018

Small Estate Affidavits

By |2020-09-30T08:24:06-07:00January 5th, 2018|Legal Documents|0 Comments

Small Estate Affidavits in Arizona In Arizona, there are several legal avenues you can use to transfer property after someone passes. These include informal and formal probates, as well as small estate affidavits. Small estate affidavits can prove to be a simple low-cost tool when dealing with relatively small estates. In this article, we [...]

21 06, 2017

Informal vs. Formal Arizona Probate

By |2021-08-10T01:29:01-07:00June 21st, 2017|Legal Documents|0 Comments

Arizona Probate If you had a loved one that recently passed you may find yourself confronted with a strange new word; Probate. In each state, probate will entail slightly different things and follow their own process. In this article, we will focus on Arizona Probate and answer four common questions: What is probate? [...]

1 03, 2017

5 Steps to Take After Someone Passes

By |2020-09-30T09:44:07-07:00March 1st, 2017|Legal Documents|0 Comments

What to Do After Someone Passes When a loved one passes, you can feel overwhelmed. It is hard to deal with everything that is going on, when you add taking care of financial matters to the mix it can get even more complicated. We have compiled this list of 5 steps to take after [...]

6 08, 2016

Avoid Probate without a Trust in 4 Simple Steps:

By |2020-09-30T10:49:30-07:00August 6th, 2016|Legal Documents|0 Comments

  How to Avoid Probate without a Trust Avoiding probate without a trust is not always the best solution but it is possible. Most of my clients come to my office with the primary objective of avoiding probate. If your goal is to transfer your assets free of probate, a Living Trust may be a [...]

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