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Arizona Probate

Priority of Creditor Claims in Arizona Probate

A.R.S. § 14-3805 sets forth the following in regard to the priority of creditor claims in probate in Arizona:

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Arizona Statutory Allowances

Arizona's statutory laws, i.e. laws passed by the legislature and signed by the governenor, provide three (3) allowances, totalling $37,000 as of July 2014, against the claims of creditors of a decedent.

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Living Will v. Living Trust

What is a living will? What is a living trust? While they are both estate planning documents, that is where the similarities end.

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Avoid Probate in Arizona

For those unfamiliar with the concept of probate, it is a judicial proceeding in which a decedent's will, if any, is validated, the decedent's creditors are paid, and distributions to the decedent's heirs or beneficiaries are made.

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What To Do When Someone Dies?

We are often asked by our estate planning and probate clients for advice about what they should do when a loved one dies.

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