can i put a will in probate without a lawyer

my husband died and I have a will but have no money for lawyers what can I do

Asked on September 18, 2018 under Estate Planning, Arizona


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can: there is NO requirement whatsoever to have a lawyer for probate. (Obviously it's helpful, but helpful is not the same thing as required.) Courts generally provide information and even sample or template forms for non-attorneys to sue; here is a link to an AZ court website that appears to have helpful information and documents for you. You can also visit your county's probate court's clerk's office.

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