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How to Reopen a Closed Probate Case in Arizona

In the state of Arizona, probate law is dictated by the Uniform Probate Code and ARS Title 14. While closing an estate is meant to be final and conclusive, there are circumstances that may warrant reopening probate. When determining if it’s necessary to reopen probate, the judge will assess the petitioner’s reasoning, evidence, and whether or not the claim falls…

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Can a Will Be Contested After Probate is Granted in Arizona?

When a county court issues a grant of probate, the court certifies two important facts: first, that the last will and testament submitted to the court is valid, and second, that the executor or administrator appointed in the grant has full legal authority to act as the estate’s personal representative. This individual is usually nominated in the will, and will…

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Do Annuities Go Through Probate?

Annuities are investment products that are offered by insurance companies. There are a number of different types of annuities that serve unique estate planning purposes, though most annuities are designed to accomplish two core functions—to provide an income stream during your lifetime, and to transfer assets to a beneficiary when you die. Regardless of what type of annuity you own,…

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5 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Probate Attorneys

In order to address the 5 risks of skipping a probate attorney we’ll address 5 of the most commonly asked questions regarding probate in Arizona. Why Do I Need a Probate Attorney? The first step in the probate process is to ask the court to appoint a personal representative for the deceased person’s estate. Other states call this person the…

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