Category: Wills

Does a Beneficiary Have to Share With Siblings in Arizona?

Introduction Many parents opt to divide their estates evenly among their adult children. However, the law doesn’t require that parents divvy up assets in

Is A Will Written In One State Valid In Another?

Introduction From obtaining a new driver’s license to updating your voter registration, moving to a new state means you need to update a lot

Making a Will With Step-Children Involved

Introduction Blended families are the norm these days, and in most cases they’re as complicated as traditional families, if not more so. Unless you

Checklist for Preparing for a Will

Introduction You’ve probably heard that writing a will is one of the most important things you can do to protect your loved ones after

Can I Leave My House to Someone in My Will?

Introduction The odds are that your house is the most valuable asset you own, so naturally you want to ensure it ends up in

Life Insurance Policies Can Become Part of an Estate After Death

Introduction Many Arizona residents are covered by a life insurance policy. Whether the policy’s death benefit is $10,000 or $1 million, the point is

Determining Who Can Be an Executor of an Estate in Arizona

Introduction When someone passes away, they’ll need an individual to act on their behalf in settling their estate. Arizona law refers to this individual

What Happens When Siblings Start Fighting Over an Estate?

Introduction It’s not uncommon for siblings to fight over their recently deceased parent’s estate. This can lead to expensive and lengthy legal proceedings and

Are Wills Created in Arizona Valid Across State Lines?

Introduction There are a number of changes you need to consider when you move out of state, such as updating your address, voter registration,

How Do Arizona Courts Determine When a Will is Not Valid?

Introduction If you’ve been chosen to be the executor of someone’s estate, how can you determine whether their will is valid? The court makes

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