Q: In the state CA and AZ is a will and last testament valid if the executor is on federal probation in CA
My brother-in-law who resided in the state of Arizona what is originally from the state of California where his eldest brother live and it's also on federal probation was given his brothers last will and testament when he made a visit to California the last will and testament is signed by two Witnesses the decedent was laid to rest and Rose Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles County first question would be does the will and last Testament have to be filed in the county clerk's office in either State and if so please let me know which state or both
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A: As to your first question, wills are not filed in the County Clerk's office in California. If a will needs to be filed, it is filed in the probate division of the Superior Court. But first you need advice as to whether a will needs to be filed at all. To get that advice I recommend you get a consultation with an estate planning attorney to figure out what is going on. It is not clear who died. It is not clear where he or she died. It is not clear where he or she resided. It is not clear when the person died. It is not clear if the person has a trust or just a will. These facts need to be sorted out and clarified. As to the law in Arizona, I do not know as I am only a California attorney.
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