What Happens If a Beneficiary Dies Before Probate is Completed?

When a beneficiary to a will passes away after probate is opened but before the assets are distributed, the status of their inheritance will depend on the terms of the testator’s will and the state’s succession laws. In the state of Arizona, succession laws are based on the Uniform Probate Code (UPC) and Arizona Revised Statutes Title 14 (ARS 14)….

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What is a Waiver of Notice of Probate of a Will?

When going through the probate process, sometimes a waiver of notice is required to make sure the proceedings go smoothly. What is a Waiver of Notice? Generally speaking, a waiver of notice is a legal document that waives an individual’s right to formal notification. The purpose of a waiver of notice is usually to allow legal proceedings to commence unencumbered…

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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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