Arizona probate executor duties are handled by a personal representative which is the Arizona term for what most other states call an executor. The Arizona probate executor, or the personal representative, is appointed by the the Court to administer the estate and assets of an individual who has died, also referred to as a decedent.
The Arizona probate executor has the responsibility of ensuring that the decedent’s affairs are taken care of after death and in accordance with the decedent’s Last Will and Testament, assuming a Will exists. If there is no Will, the decedent’s affairs are to be handled in accordance with Arizona State law.
Arizona Probate Executor Duties
Essentially, the duties of the Arizona probate executor are as follows:
- Collect the assets of the decedent
- Pay any outstanding bills or creditors that need to be paid
- Distribute the decedent’s assets to whomever is supposed to receive them under the Will or under Arizona State law if no will exists
As Arizona real estate brokers and agents, we encourage you to consult your Arizona probate attorney or law firm for assistance with Arizona probate laws, as there are many circumstances that come into play in determining how an Arizona estate may be probated. We can provide a list of qualified probate law firms capable of helping to determine the best path for the probate real estate process.