One of the main questions clients will ask is, “How I can avoid probate when I pass away?” This common question stems from a long history of “probate” being associated as an evil word or a long and expensive legal process, which is to be avoided at all costs.It is true that probate is court driven, public, can be time consuming and expensive, … [Read more...] about How Can I Avoid Probate | Arizona Probate Attorney
As Arizona probate attorneys we receive many phone calls from family members, personal representatives, and beneficiaries who do not live in the State of Arizona, but a deceased loved one died here. We are able and willing to help such out of state individuals with an Arizona probate administration, trust administration or other administration … [Read more...] about Proof of Authority: How an Out of State Executor Conducts Estate Business in Arizona
Arizona Estate Planning & Probate Attorney, Kenneth Barney wants you to take notice: Pursuant to Rule 27.1(A) of the Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure, effective September 1, 2012, all non-licensed persons requesting to serve in any court appointed fiduciary capacity must receive training from the Arizona Supreme Court prior to appointment.A … [Read more...] about New Court Mandated Training for All Persons Serving as a Personal Representative, Guardian or Conservator #EstatePlanningAttorney
During the past few months, approximately 47 statutes have changed or have been added to Arizona’s Probate Code, dealing with probate estates, guardianships, and conservatorships, taking effect on January 1, 2012. Additionally, the Arizona Legislature added approximately 25 changes to various Rules of Probate Procedure, some of which took effect on … [Read more...] about Probate and Estate Planning Attorney | Changes in Arizona’s Estate and Probate Law Statutes and Rules
You may occasionally wonder about using online “Will kits” or software to produce estate planning documents. These kits are popular because they’re cheap. However, as an experienced wills lawyer I must caution you about the risk of subjecting your survivors to unnecessary legal fees to fix what often turns out to be incomplete or ineffective … [Read more...] about Wills Lawyer Mesa AZ | Will Kits – But Why Can’t I Just Use the Internet?