FAQs for Arizona Probate
Probate laws vary state to state so it is important that you understand the laws in your state. There are key differences that make dealing with probate in Arizona unique.
1. Can Probate be avoided in Arizona?
In Arizona, you can avoid Probate if you set up a trust. Otherwise, you will most likely have to go through probate when someone passes away.
2. How long does Probate Take in Arizona?
The probate process in Arizona can be frustratingly long. It can take anywhere from 9 months to over 2 years, depending upon the complexity of the estate, the number of heirs, and the speed of the local court administering the case. If the Will is being contested, probate can drag on for even longer – sometimes taking several years. And that was pre-pandemic so now we are seeing more delays. Parker & Cole can get you funded long before the probate process is completed.
3. How can I speed up the probate process in Arizona?
Unfortunately, there is no real way to speed up the probate process, as it is required to go through the Courts which are currently backlogged. However, Parker & Cole can be the ideal solution to access a portion of your inheritance while you wait for the estate to close and disburse. The experienced professionals at Parker & Cole can guide you through the process making it easy to get the money you need as quickly as the same day.
4. Can I get a Probate Advance in Arizona?
Yes. Parker & Cole works in all fifty states and in all of Arizona ’s counties, including, but not limited to the following:
- Apache County, AZ
- Cochise County, AZ
- Coconino County, AZ
- Gila County, AZ
- Graham County, AZ
- Greenlee County, AZ
- La Paz County, AZ
- Maricopa County, AZ
- Mohave County, AZ
- Navajo County, AZ
- Pima County, AZ
- Pinai County, AZ
- Santa Cruz County, AZ
- Yavapai County, AZ
- Yuma County, AZ
5. Does Arizona have an estate tax?
No, Arizona does not have an estate tax. The following states do have an estate tax:
- New York
- Rhode Island
- Washington (state)
6. Does Arizona have an inheritance tax?
No, Arizona does not have an inheritance tax. The following states do have an inheritance tax:
- New Jersey