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Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave)

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About Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave)

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.

Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave) 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 Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave):

  • 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 Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave)

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 Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave), 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 Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave) 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 Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave) 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 Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave) 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 Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave), and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit this form Online

Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave) 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 Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave) 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.

Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave) 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 Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave) 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 Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave)

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 Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave)

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Arizona Form Instructions: How To Fill Out The Witness And Exhibit List (Mohave). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

Revised: 1/1/2013 1 of 3 INSTRUCTIONS: HOW TO FILL OUT THE “WITNESS AND EXHIBIT LIST” USE THIS FORM ONLY if a petition/complaint and an answer/response have been filed in your case. By filing a “Witness and Exhibit List”, you are telling the court that you want a trial, and you want to tell the court, and the other party, who your witnesses are and what exhibits you will use at the trial. Here are the instructions and a step-by-step guide to filling out the “Witness and Exhibit List.” STEP 1: CHOOSING YOUR WITNESSES AND EXHIBITS. If you intend to use a witness or an exhibit at trial, you must be prepared to tell the judge why the testimony of the witness(es), or the exhibits are important to your case. WITNESSES. You should think in terms of what you want to say to the judge and what the witness(es) will be able to tell the judge to help your case. Witnesses are people who will help you tell your story to the judge. They should be people who can talk to the judge, under oath, about things they have seen, or know personally, not things they have heard about from you, or someone else. EXHIBITS. An exhibit can be any object, paper, photograph, receipt, letter or document that reveals to the judge, something relevant to your case. Be sure when you make your list, that it is clear to the other party, and the judge, who, or what specifically, you are referring to. DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASES ONLY: 1. CHILDREN AS WITNESSES: Many people, especially those involved in legal decision making disputes, want to put children on their list of witnesses. Judges generally will not allow children under the age of 18 to be called as a witness in court. Putting a child on the witness stand puts that child in the very awkward position of choosing between mom and dad. Keep this in mind when deciding which witness(es) you want to list for your case. 2. COMMON WITNESSES AND EXHIBITS: The following are issues that may be relevant to your case, and witnesses or exhibits commonly used at trial. They are designed to give you ideas, not to tell you who, or what, you should, or should not, list. If you are confused or need help, see a lawyer. If an issue does not apply to you, skip over it. LEGAL DECISION MAKING. If legal decision making is in dispute, you will need to think about who can come to court to testify to the judge why it is in the best interests of the child(ren) to be with you. For example, you may want to call as witnesses, a teacher, day care worker, or close friend, who can tell the judge how you are caring for the child(ren)'s physical, emotional and/or psychological needs. You may also want to call family members as witnesses, but remember that a judge generally views a professional, or non-biased third party, more believable than a family member. Exhibits you may want to consider using include report cards, school progress reports, reports of doctors or psychologists, and medical reports. VISITATION. If you are asking that the other party's visitation be supervised or restricted, you may want evidence to support your belief that it is in the child(ren)'s best interests to have supervised visitation. For example, if your witness(es) can testify to domestic violence or if you have other types of evidence, such as medical or police reports, you should include them in your list. CHILD SUPPORT AND SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE/SUPPORT (ALIMONY). You will be required to fill out several documents relating to child support, including one most commonly referred to as an “Affidavit of Financial Information”, and a Revised: 1/1/2013 2 of 3 “Parent’s Worksheet.” However, in order to prove earnings of yourself or the other party, you may want to include individual or joint tax returns, W2's, or other earning information, on your list of exhibits. If you do not have specific exhibits to list regarding the other party’s work skills or experience, you may want to include witnesses who can testify to these issues. You should also list, as evidence, day care or medical expenses paid on behalf of the child(ren), so the correct amount of child support can be ordered. PROPERTY AND DEBTS. If there is property and/or debts to be divided, you should include financial information on your list. For example, you should list credit card bills, mortgage information, personal loans, bank statements, including checking or savings balances, or any other documents that relate directly to your financial situation. STEP 2: FILLING OUT THE “WITNESS AND EXHIBIT LIST”: Make sure your form is titled “Witness and Exhibit List.” Type or print using black ink only. A.In the top left corner of the first page provide the following information: Your Name; Address; City; State; Zip Code; Telephone Number; and your ATLAS Number, if you are receiving, or have received, AFDC from the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Mark the correct box(s) if you are representing yourself, or if an attorney is representing you as the Petitioner or the Respondent. B.Fill in YOUR name in the space that says Name of Petitioner/Plaintiff if you filed the original action. If the other party filed the original action, put their name as the Petitioner/Plaintiff. In the space that says Name of Respondent/Defendant, fill in the name of the other party. These names will be used consistently throughout your case. Whoever was the Petitioner/Plaintiff for the original action will be the Petitioner/ Plaintiff for all other papers related to this case. And whoever was the Respondent/Defendant for the original action, will be the Respondent/ Defendant for all other papers related to this case. C.Fill in your case number where it says Case Number.” Your case number stays the same for all papers filed in this case. Next, fill in the name of the judge assigned to your case. If you do not know the name of the judge assigned to your case, call the court where your case was filed: Clerk of Superior Court Clerk of Superior Court 2225 Trane Road 2001 College Drive Clerk of Superior Court 415 E. Spring St. Kingman, AZ 86401 Bullhead City, AZ 86442 Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404 (928) 753-0713(928) 758-0730(928) 453-0701 Monday-FridayMonday-FridayMonday-Friday 8:00a-5:00p8:30a-12:00p, 1:30p-4:30p8:30a-12:00p, 1:30p-4:30p D.INFORMATION ABOUT ME. Put an X in the box in front of the Petitioner/Plaintiff or the Respondent/Defendant, whichever party you are in this case. E.MY WITNESS AND EXHIBIT LISTS. A good way to approach writing these lists is to think about your case. WITNESS LIST: What do I feel will be important for the judge to hear or see? What do I want to prove? Who is most familiar with the issues in my case? Once you have decided who you may call as witness(es), list his/her name and address, and give a brief description of what he/she will be able to tell the judge. Use additional paper if you need to. EXHIBIT LIS T: What things will help me prove my case to the judge? What do I want the judge to understand? Once you have decided which exhibits you want to use at your trial, describe all the exhibits in detail for the court. Use additional paper if you need to. Revised: 1/1/2013 3 of 3 F. TODAY’S DATE. Where the form says Today’s Date, print or type the day, the month and year you signed the List. Then sign your name in the space provided. G. I PROMISE THAT I DID THE FOLLOWING THINGS. Print or type the day of the month, the month and the year you did each of these things. Then sign your name to tell the court that you gave, or mailed, the papers to the people listed above your signature. STEP 3: READ PROCEDURAL INFORMATION. After you have filled out the ‘Witness and Exhibit List’, read the instruction form called “PROCEDURES: WHAT TO DO WITH THE WITNESS AND EXHIBIT LIST NOW THAT YOU HAVE FILLED IT OUT.” This will tell you what you need to do next.

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