Arizona Probate Form

Proof Of Authority (Mohave)

Everything you need to know about Arizona Form Proof Of Authority (Mohave), 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 Proof Of Authority (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.

Proof Of Authority (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 Proof Of Authority (Mohave)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Proof Of Authority (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 Proof Of Authority (Mohave) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Proof Of Authority (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 Proof Of Authority (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 Proof Of Authority (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 Proof Of Authority (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 Proof Of Authority (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 Proof Of Authority (Mohave), and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit this form Online

Proof Of Authority (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 Proof Of Authority (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.

Proof Of Authority (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 Proof Of Authority (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 Proof Of Authority (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 Proof Of Authority (Mohave)

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Arizona Form Proof Of Authority (Mohave). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

MOHAVE COUNTY PROOF OF AUTHORITY INFORMATION: This form provides a method for obtaining possession of personal property or transferring Arizona real property of a non-Arizona resident decedent, without commencing an ancillary probate or appointment proceeding. A.R.S. § 14-4204 requires that certified copies of the appointment of the foreign personal representative, letters of appointment and any official bond required by Chapter 3 of the Probate Code, be filed with the Clerk of Superior Court. The Proof of Authority shall also be filed with the aforementioned documents. It should be noted that if the will waives the bond, or at least the bond with respect to Arizona assets, no bond would be required. However, if bond is required, the amount of the bond must equal the value of all property of the decedent in Arizona OR the amount of bond posted in the state of domicile of the decedent. Once the foreign personal representative has complied with A.R.S. § 14-4204, he/she may exercise, as to assets in Arizona, all powers of a local personal representative without further appointment and may maintain actions and proceedings in this state, subject to any conditions generally imposed upon non-resident parties. A.R.S. § 14-4205 The power described above may be exercised only if no administration or application therefore is pending in this state. An application or petition for local administration in Arizona terminates the power of the foreign personal representative to act under A.R.S. § 14-4205, except as otherwise provided in A.R.S. § 14-4206, which also sets forth additional exceptions which apply to these procedures. INSTRUCTIONS – Proof of Authority 1. Fill in the name of personal representative (executor), mailing address, city, state, zip code and daytime telephone number in the upper left corner of the Proof of Authority form. 2. In the caption area, fill in the name of the decedent. 3. In the body of the form, carefully read and fill in the appropriate information. If you do not know how to proceed, you may wish to consult with a legal professional. 4. Date and sign the document before a notary public. 5. Attach certified copies of Letter of Appointment, official Bond or Surety posted in the state of domicile. 6. File the completed Proof of Authority along with certified copies. You must pay a filing and certification fee upon filing the Proof of Authority, payable to the Clerk of Superior Court. Please refer to our fee schedule at You must also pay a separate recording fee of $30 payable to Mohave County Recorder. Please remint two separate checks with your paperwork. Documents may be filed by mail or in person at any of the following locations: Clerk of the Court Mohave County Superior Court 415 E. Spring Street Kingman, AZ 86401 (Hours 8:00-5:00) (928) 753-0713 Clerk of the Court Mohave County Superior Court 2225 Trane Road Bullhead City, AZ 86442 (Hours 8:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30) (928) 758-0730 Clerk of the Court Mohave County Superior Court 2001 College Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404 (Hours 8:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30) (928) 453-0701 After the documents are received and filed in with the Clerk of Superior Court, the certified copy and the Recorder’s check will be sent to the Recorder for recording. Once the Proof of Authority is recorded, it will be returned to you. After this process is complete, it is your responsibility to prepare a Deed to transfer the property title. If you are unsure how to proceed, you may want to seek legal advice. The property title will not be transferred until there is a Deed recorded to transfer the property title. Revised: 7/2019 Page 1 of 2 Revised: 7/2019 Name of Person Filing: Mailing Address: City, State, and Zip Code: Day/Evening Phone Number: Representing Self without an attorney SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA MOHAVE COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of: Case Number: PROOF OF AUTHORITY Deceased Pursuant to A.R.S. §14-4204, the undersigned, hereby alleges as follows: 1. The name, address and daytime telephone number of the domiciliary foreign Personal Representative is: Daytime number: 2. That the undersigned is the domiciliary foreign Personal Representative for the above Estate in the State of . A certified copy of the undersigned’s Appointment and/or Letter of Appointment is/are attached hereto and filed herewith. 3. That no local Administration or Application or Petition therefore is pending in this State. 4. A. That the undersigned files no bond herewith, as the requirement for bond has been: (Check one, only if it applies to you) waived by the Will. A copy of the Will is filed herewith. waived by all of the heirs and devisees. Copy(ies) of waiver(s) is/are filed herewith. waived by Court Order B. That pursuant to A.R.S. §§14-4204 and 14-3604, the undersigned files a certified copy of the official bond given in the domiciliary state. (Check only if filing a certified copy of the bond.) 5. That the undersigned domiciliary foreign Personal Representative files this Proof of Authority for the purpose of exercising all powers of a local Personal Representative as to assets in this state. For Clerk’s Use Only Page 2 of 2 Revised: 7/2019 Case No. DATED this day of . 20 . Signature of Personal Representative Printed Name OATH AND VERIFICATION STATE OF ARIZONA ) ) ss. County of Mohave ) I, , being duly sworn and under oath, state that I am the domiciliary Personal Representative, that the statements made in this Proof of Authority are accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. Personal Representative SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before me this day of ,20 , by . My Commission Expires: Notary Public / Deputy Clerk

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