Asked in Probate for Arizona

Q: My friend died but before he did he sent a letter to his financial advisor stating he wanted to leave me 50%.

The estate is now in Probate will this letter hold up in court and Grant me the 50% of his assets that he left for me. State of Arizona he was my boyfriend for a year and a half.

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Ryan K Hodges
Ryan K Hodges
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The letter could be construed as a will if it meets the requirements for such. You should consult with an attorney and have him or her review the letter to see if it is a valid will. If the estate is already in probate, you may need to act quickly as there are deadlines that may affect your rights.

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