If a person own no personal property, and net worth is less than 25,000.00 does simple will need to go through probate

I am a single woman, married 2x, first one ended in death and second on ended in divorce. Between both marriages had 4 children and will leave each of them 1.oo each. I am concerned about probate charges.

Asked on September 8, 2017 under Estate Planning, Arizona


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There is a simplied procedure for "probating" the will of a small estate (less than $75,000 in assets); the will still needs to go through the courts (be probated) to be given affect, but the small estate process is faster and less expensive. You do not indicate what county you are in, but below is a link to a webpage of the Maricopa County courts with information about this process and links the forms; other counties in your state will use the same process.

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