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Basic facts about wills in Arizona

Your will is the final message you'll leave to family members, and it dictates how your estate and other affairs should be handled after you die. Since every state has different rules and regulations that apply to the creation and signing of wills, let's take a closer look at what Arizona law requires for this vital estate planning document:

Common questions about wills and incapacity

If you have a close family member who has recently passed away, it is likely that they left a will so that their assets could be appropriately distributed. If you were surprised by the instructions of the will, or if the will was updated toward the end of the person's life, you may wonder whether the person was mentally stable when they updated their will.

Understanding the entire probate process

Many people understand the basic concept of the probate process, though they often do not know much about the specific timeline and the many steps involved. If you are starting to plan your estate in the state of Arizona, you may want to learn more about what exactly the probate process entails. This will help you to be better equipped with the knowledge that you need in order to make important decisions about your estate.

Understanding elective shares

When two people are married, they have certain rights to inherit assets after one person passes away. This is because they are dependent on each other financially during the marriage, and therefore, the law has been designed and developed in order to protect the surviving spouse and help him or her to live to a similar standard going forward.

The grounds for contesting an Arizona will

When you have a loved one who passes away, it can be a very difficult time both emotionally and from a logistical perspective. Therefore, it is important that you seek support from friends and other relatives while you are going through the process. Many unforeseen things can happen when dealing with a loved one's estate, and you may realize that the will is not what you expected at all.

Understanding pour-over wills when planning your estate

When planning your estate, it is important to know information about the different types of wills available to you. Equipping yourself with all the details will help you to make wise decisions and will mean that your beneficiaries will stand to inherit as much of your estate as possible at the end of your life.

Taking the first steps in creating an estate plan

As you get older or as your children grow up, the importance of having a good estate plan will likely occur to you. Before you start estate planning, it is a good idea to make sure that you understand all the aspects that go into the creation of an estate plan, and what types of preparation should take place.

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