With the loss of a loved one, you may be the Personal Representative noted in their Last Will and Testament to distribute their estate. You may be told by their bank that you need to open a probate before you may pay any of their last expenses.
Was property not properly provided for in estate planning? Without a will or trust, or if property was not set up to transfer, probate occurs to distribute property.
We can prepare all the documents necessary to open a probate through the court. You will need to provide the original Last Will and Testament and an original Death Certificate. We process all letters and publications that may be required.
Affidavit for collection of Personal Property
Sometimes a loved one’s estate is very small. You may do an Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property if the estate is under $75,000.00. There is a required waiting period before this can be done.
This type of probate occurs if a loved one passed in another state and has Arizona property to distribute; or the loved one lived in Arizona, but has out-of-state property to distribute.
Affidavit to Transfer Real Estate
An Affidavit to Transfer Real Estate may be done under certain circumstances, but it is still processed through probate court. There is a waiting period of time before this can be done.
A tardy probate occurs when a loved one passed more than two years ago, and probate was never opened.