We know how stressful and difficult winding up the affairs of a family member can be. 我们的 凤凰遗嘱认证的律师 在很多方面都有帮助吗. Sometimes all that is needed is an initial no-fee conference to answer questions and provide direction.
Other legal matters are more complicated and their solutions require more work. 在所有情况下, ladbrokes立博亚洲 and Westby probate lawyers explain the process, discuss and formulate an action plan to accomplish Client goals and keep our Clients informed each 路上的一步. Providing information and answering questions is an essential first step in helping families deal with probate or estate matters.
We have settled ladbrokes立博亚洲 and Maricopa County probate estates for our Clients and also for our own families. We have also administered probates across the State of Arizona, 包括皮马人, Pinal, Yavapai和Coconino县, 举几个例子.
遗嘱认证 is a legal proceeding supervised by the court in which a deceased person’s property is assembled and protected so that it may be distributed to his or her beneficiaries or heirs. Along the way, property can be liquidated and legitimate bills of the deceased person will be paid. Beneficiaries of an Estate are designated by a deceased person in his or her Will.
If there is no Will, the heirs of a deceased person are designated by Arizona statute. Jurisdiction over a probate estate is in the state where the decedent resided at the time of death. Because it is a court proceeding, a probate is public. The proceedings will usually take about nine months to conclude unless problems arise in the administration of the estate. The process is commenced either by the filing of a formal petition or an informal application with the probate registrar. A Personal Representative will be appointed to administer and distribute the estate. The Personal Representative is nominated by the decedent in his or her will, and is usually appointed unless circumstances exist which disqualify him or her.
哪里没有意志, Arizona law designates persons with priorities for acting as personal representative. If no one of a higher priority comes forward to probate an estate, a creditor can open probate and serve as Personal Representative.
Smaller estates can often avoid the usual probate proceedings. Under Arizona Law, ARS 14-3971, a small estate can be administered without a probate by affidavit. 小地产的定义是:
- Having real property assets with an equity value of $100,000.00或更少,
- Personal property with a net equity (value less liens and encumbrances) of no more than $75,000.00, or
Certain conditions apply to the use of the affidavit procedures as well as summary administration procedures which, 如果没有遇见, could still require a regular probate proceeding. ladbrokes立博亚洲 and Westby’s probate attorneys can advise you on these issues. Estates can also avoid probate through careful planning by the decedent. Some of the strategies used to avoid probate are:
- Use of payable on death or transfer on death accounts;
- Holding money or property as joint tenants with right of survivorship;
- Use of a beneficiary deed to transfer real property;
- Making sure your beneficiary designations are up to date for your life insurance policies and 401 K accounts; and
- Use of a properly funded Revocable Living Trust. A Revocable Living Trust is probably the most common estate planning tool used to avoid probate and speed estate administration upon a death.
亚利桑那州通过了一项法令, ARS 14 - 2804, that automatically invalidates a divorced spouse as beneficiary under a former spouse’s Will or Insurance policy. Where there is no valid beneficiary under an insurance policy, an estate may need to be probated to collect the policy proceeds and distribute to the heirs or beneficiaries of the estate.
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