Arizona Probate Form PBIP10i

Information: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (Yavapai)

Everything you need to know about Arizona Form PBIP10i, 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: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (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: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (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: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (Yavapai)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Information: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (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 PBIP10i - Information: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (Yavapai) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form PBIP10i

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 PBIP10i, 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 PBIP10i 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 PBIP10i 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: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (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: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (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 PBIP10i 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 PBIP10i, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form PBIP10i Online

Information: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (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 PBIP10i - Information: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (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: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (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 PBIP10i - Information: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (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: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (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 PBIP10i

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Arizona Form PBIP10i - Information: Application For Appointment (Informal Appointment) (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 APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT (INFORMAL APPOINTMENT) USE THIS PACKET IF: You want to apply to be the Personal Representative of the Estate of a person who died without a Will OR You want to apply to be the Personal Representative of the Estate of a person who died with a Will and you have the original Will to give to the Probate Registrar; The death of the person occurred more than 120 hours (5 days) ago. If that amount of time hasn’t passed, you must wait until the 120 hours have passed. WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU COME TO COURT TO FILE ANYTHING: 1.Deci de if you are asking for an appointment as Personal Representative when the person died without a Will or with a Will. If the person died with a Will, you will also be asking for the Will to be admitted into informal probate. •NOTE: [Non-licensed fiduciaries serving as guardians, conservators or personal representatives are required by Rule 27.1 of the Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure to complete training prescribed by the Supreme Court. The training shall be completed before letters to serve as guardian, conservator, or personal representative are issued unless the appointment was made pursuant to sections 14-5310(A), 14-5401.01(A) or 14-5207, or otherwise ordered by the court.] You can complete the training at this web site : 2.Decide if you are an appropriate person to be the Personal Representative. To do this, read the Application and apply the information presented in the training noted above. It will help you know what the law requires. Also read the Application and all the other papers in this packet so that you have a good idea what kind of information you will need to file for the appointment as Personal Representative. 3.Decide: a)who all the other people are who are entitled to be Personal Representative; b)who are the likely persons who will inherit property under the Will or to whom property will pass by law if there is no Will; and c)who are creditors of the Estate. If you are not sure about this, talk to a lawyer who can help you decide. 4.Complete the Application if you want to be appointed as Personal Representative. 5.Contact the people who could also be Personal Representatives. Ask them if they are willing to sign a Waiver of Appointment and will agree to your appointment. If they are, ask them to sign the Waiver of Right to Appointment document. 6.Estimate the total value of the Estate of the deceased person. Contact the people who are entitled to inherit the property under a Will, or to whom property will pass by law if there is no Will, and ask them if they are willing to have you act as Personal Representative without a bond. If they are willing, ask them to sign the Waiver of Bond document. Page 1 of 3 PBIP10i Superior Court of Arizona in Yavapai County June 2016 7.The court location you are required to file the Application in is determined by the residence of the decedent at the time of death. Decide in which court location you are required to file the Application and all the other court papers. If you are not sure where to file the Application, contact the Probate Registrar. Yavapai County Courthouse Yavapai County Superior Court 120 S. Cortez Street 2840 N. Commonwealth Drive Prescott, Arizona 86303 Camp Verde, Arizona 86322 928/771-3312 ext. 4322 928/567-7741 8.Complete the Statement of Informal Appointment, except for the part about the bond and the signature of the Probate Registrar. 9.Make at least one copy of each document. Now you are ready to file the application and to see if you will be appointed the Personal Representative. FILE THE COURT PAPERS 1.Bring or mail the original and a copy of the following documents with you to the Probate Registrar at one of the court locations listed above. If filing by mail, send the original and a copy of t he f ollowing documents along with a self addressed stamped envelope so that the Registrar can mail you court-stamped copies of the documents that are filed. •Probate Cover Sheet •Probate Information Form •Application for Appointment •Original Will, if person who died had a Will •Certificate of completion for the Unlicensed Fiduciary Overview (if non-licensed fiduciary) •Certificate of completion for Personal Representative Training (if non-licensed fiduciary) •Signed Waiver of Right to Appointment and Consent (if applicable) •Signed Waiver of Bond (if applicable) •Statement of Informal Appointment •Proposed Order to Personal Representative •Letters of Appointment and signed, notarized Acceptance of Appointment 2.There is a fee to file these papers. If you are unable to pay, or if the Estate cannot afford to reimburse you, you may be entitled to have the fees waived or deferred. Ask for the Application for Deferral of Fees. If the application is approved for deferral, there will be an additional f ee ( which may also be deferred/waived) assessed at the time of filing. 3.The Registrar will open a file. The Registrar will court-stamp (conform) your copies of the documents that are filed so you have a record of when and what documents were filed. 4.The Registrar will enter the case into the docket (court record). He/she will review the papers t o determine if they comply with the law. If all is in order, the Registrar will sign the Statement admitting the Will (if there is one) and the Order to Personal Representative, and will issue t he Let ters of Personal Representative. This process may take up to two days. If you have provi ded a s elf addressed, stamped envelope, the conformed copy of the Statement, the Order to Personal Representative and the Letters of Appointment will be mailed to you OR you can make arrangements to pick them up after they are signed. 5.If the Registrar requires you to post a bond, you will need to get a surety bond or provide cash in the amount required. When the bond is filed with the court, the Registrar will issue the Letters of Appointment. Page 2 of 3 PBIP10i Superior Court of Ar izona in Yavapai County June 2016 6.Ask the Registrar for a certified copy of the Letters of Appointment to prove you were appointed as the Personal Representative of the Estate. There is a fee for certification, plus a charge for copying each page. To check out the current fees go online to schedule/ or call the Clerk’s Office in either Prescott at (928) 771-3312, or Camp Verde at (928) 567-7741. WHAT TO DO NEXT Now you are ready to give Notice of the Appointment, complete the Inventory of Property, and proceed to conduct the administration of the Estate. Page 3 of 3 PBIP10i Superior Court of Ar izona in Yavapai County J une 2016

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