Arizona Inheritance Laws Without a Will (and deceased person was married)
Person dies with only a spouse and no children.
Person dies with a spouse and children from prior relationship.
Person dies without a spouse, but with children.
If your spouse is not alive, your estate will pass to your children in equal shares. You should consult an attorney to determine exactly how your estate will be divided if you do not have a will.
If the deceased person has a child who has already died, and that child had children, then grandchildren take a share.
Person dies without a spouse or children.
In this case, the estate property will be distributed according to Arizona’s applicable intestate succession laws.
Sometimes, relatives cannot be located or traced. In this case, assets of the estate that cannot be distributed are deposited with the county treasurer until claimed.
What Is Probate?
Figuring out who counts as a descendant and understanding Arizona next-of-kin laws can get confusing. If you have questions about whether you are an eligible heir to an estate, it’s best to get advice from a knowledgeable lawyer.
What To Do If You Need Help
Arizona inheritance laws are full of caveats and exceptions. Knowing how to settle an estate and ensure that assets and property get distributed properly is no easy task. Let a skilled estate planning lawyer from Sudden Wealth Protection Law, PLC help. We can help you understand your rights to property under the state’s inheritance laws. In that way, you can make sure that your loved one’s wishes are carried out properly.