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Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai)

Everything you need to know about Arizona Form Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai), including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related AZ probate forms.

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About Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai)

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai) is a commonly used form within Arizona. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

Atticus Fast Facts About Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai):

  • This form pertains to the State of Arizona

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about Arizona’s Form Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai)

Step 1 - Download the correct Arizona form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Arizona probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai), take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in AZ are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai) online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai) to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai) is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Arizona.

5 reasons you should submit this form as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Arizona can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Arizona. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of Arizona is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Arizona probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Arizona probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai), and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit this form Online

Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai) is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Arizona probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Arizona.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai) f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Arizona probate court office.

Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai) is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Arizona-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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Did you know?

  • Form Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai) is a probate form in Arizona.

  • Arizona has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Arizona.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in Arizona, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai)

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding

The Exact Text on Form Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai)

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Arizona Form Information: Affidavit Of Succession To Real Property (Yavapai). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

YAVAPAI COUNTY Self-Service Center INFORMATION: AFFIDAVIT OF SUCCESSION TO REAL PROPERTY The Affidavit is used only to transfer title of a deceased person’s real property, including a debt secured by a lien on real property. This method of transfer cannot be used until six months after the death of the person, and is available only if the equity in all of the deceased person’s real property located in this state does not exceed $100,000 at the date of death. Any person(s) entitled to the real property in question, may file the Affidavit on his or her own behalf (see especially ARS § 14-3971 (E).) The signature of each person signing the Affidavit must be notarized. When you file the Affidavit of Succession to Real Property, you must submit a certified copy of the death certificate to the Court. If an attorney is acting on your behalf, he or she must be licensed to practice law in Arizona. The Affidavit must be filed in the Superior Court in the Arizona county in which the deceased person was domiciled OR if not domiciled in Arizona, in the Arizona county in which the real property is located. INSTRUCTIONS: THE PROBATE COVER SHEET Complete the following boxes on the cover sheet: “Petitioner/Applicant/Affiant Information” and “Decedent Information”. This information must be completed in full. If there is more than one Petitioner, additional names and all necessary information about each person should be printed on the reverse side of the cover sheet. THE AFFIDAVIT READ THROUGH THE AFFIDAVIT COMPLETELY. In completing the Affidavit, be specific as to the information that pertains to your circumstances. TYPE OR PRINT IN BLACK INK. In the upper left corner, fill in your name, mailing address and daytime telephone number. #1 - Fill in name of deceased and date of death. #2 - Mark the correct box describing where the deceased person was living at the time of death. #3 - Provide description of your relationship to the person who died with enough detail to enable the reader to determine right of succession if necessary. #4 - Write legal description of real property. More than one parcel of real property may be included in a single affidavit, although it is recommended separate affidavits be used for parcels in different counties. Superior Court of Arizona in Yavapai County Page 1 of 2 PBSERE12i September 13, 2013 #5 - Describe the deceased person’s interest in the real property (how the person had title) #6 - Read each choice carefully, and mark the appropriate box (one only). #7 - Mark the appropriate box. If you check the box that says the person died without a will (intestate), mark the one box under that selection that applies. #8 - Provide name, relationship to deceased person, and relationship to you of any other person who may have a right to the deceased person’s real property. #9 - Read all choices carefully. Check the one box that applies. #10 - This statement must be true or you cannot use this Affidavit. #11 - This statement must be true or you cannot use this Affidavit. #12 - This statement must be true or you cannot use this Affidavit. #13 - This statement must be true or you cannot use this Affidavit. #14 - This statement must be true or you cannot use this Affidavit. The Affidavit MUST be signed before a notary. IF more than one person is executing (signing) the Affidavit, each signature must be notarized. You can add additional signature and notary lines to the Affidavit. Use additional pages if necessary. Make a copy of the Affidavit for your records. Take the original Affidavit with attached original signed document(s) from other heirs, if applicable, to the Clerk of Superior Court for filing. FEES: When you file with the court there are fees for petitions, responses, requests, motions, objections and various other actions. The court will accept payment in the form of cash, VISA/MasterCard debit or credit cards, money orders, or personal checks made payable to “Clerk of Superior Court”. Personal checks will be accepted with current picture ID. To check out the current fees go online to or call the Clerk’s Office in either Prescott at (928) 771-3312, or Camp Verde at (928) 567-7741. If you cannot afford the filing fee and/or the fee for having the papers served by the Sheriff or by publication, you may request a deferral or waiver (delay or completely waive fees and/or costs) when you file your papers with the Clerk of the Court. The Deferral or Waiver of Court Fees and/or Costs and Consent to Entry of Judgment Application is available at no charge from the Clerk’s Office, though a fee for applying for the deferral will be added to your costs. The Clerk will issue a certified copy for you to record at the Yavapai County Recorder’s office. The Clerk’s office does not arrange for the Affidavit to be recorded. The Yavapai County Recorder’s office is located at 1015 Fair Street, Prescott Arizona. Business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may call that office at (928)771-3244. Superior Court of Arizona in Yavapai County Page 2 of 2 PBSERE12i September 13, 2013

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