Probate/Trust Administration

Understand The Probate Process in AZ

We specialize in evaluation, consultation, mediation, and litigation of disputes involving trusts and estate relationships. Our clients include individual and corporate trustees, public and private foundations, charities, personal representatives, beneficiaries, and high net worth individuals.

In the midst of the largest generational transfer of wealth in the nation’s history, high stakes disagreements frequently arise concerning the validity and meaning of trust instruments and wills, the appropriate management and distribution of the assets which pass under them, and the conduct of the fiduciaries responsible for managing and distributing those assets.

Knight Law is pleased to offer the following services to assist you in your probate case or administering a trust:

  • Trust administration and settlement
  • Informal probate
  • Formal probate
  • Probate property transfers
  • Small Estate affidavits
  • Non-probate property transfers
  • Ancilliary probate proceedings
  • Foreign probate proceedings in Arizona
  • Collecting insurance or bank accounts

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When is Probate Required in Arizona?
Probate is not always required in Arizona, and when it is required is determined by the amount of property being passed. Probate is not required for assets like retirement accounts and life insurance policies that have designated beneficiaries. Beyond that, other items that might otherwise be subject to probate are allowed to pass without probate if they are small enough.

What if there is no Last Will & Testament?
If there is no Last Will & Testament (Will), then the assets may pass by what’s called “intestate succession”. Intestate means that there is no Will.

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