Are there different types of Probate in Arizona?
In Arizona, there are three main types of probate proceedings.
-Formal Probate: This is used when there are legal issues in administering the estate. For example, someone could challenge the will’s validity, or the will’s wording could be open to multiple interpretations.
-Informal Probate: When a will is valid and unchallenged, the executor can move through the estate through probate with minimal court intervention.
-Supervised Probate: Any interested party can request that every step of the probate process occurs with court supervision. In supervised probate, the personal representative must get the court’s approval before proceeding with any of the probate steps.
How Long Does the Probate Process Last in Arizona?
There is no standard amount of time that it takes to complete the probate process in Arizona. You can usually expect the process to take at least six months. For more complex estates, supervised probate cases, or when there are multiple disputes, the process could take up to a year or more.