Probate Administration Lawyers
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The personal representative (called an executor in some states) is responsible for administering the estate as directed in the decedent's will, or if no will exists, as required by Arizona laws. This process is called probate administration. Whether you need legal counsel for probate administration or probate litigation, Owens & Perkins has the proven ability and dedication to help you.
Why Choose Our Probate Attorneys?
- 90+ years of combined legal experience
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To protect yourself from potential liability and distribute the estate quickly, it is advisable to have an attorney with you through the probate process. Please don’t hesitate to discover how we can protect your rights at every stage of the process. Request your free case evaluation today.
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About Probate Administration
Probate administration involves gathering the probate assets, paying valid debts and then distributing the remainder to the heirs and devisees. This may require selling certain assets such as stocks, cars, or real estate. On the other hand, the will may direct that certain items or property be distributed to the beneficiaries without sale.
Prior to any distribution of assets, notice must be given to all creditors, both known and unknown. Arizona law requires that creditors have four months to file a claim with the personal representative if they believe the decedent owed them money. The personal representative then has sixty (60) days to respond to the claim. If the claim is ignored, then the claim is treated as though it is admitted and must be paid. If creditors are dealt with improperly, beneficiaries or the creditors themselves may be able to sue the personal representative.
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