Junction City, KS asked in Probate for Arizona

Q: Is it required to file a final accounting in Maricopa County of Arizona with informal intestate probate court?

I have paid all creditors and surpassed the notice mark long ago (back in June 2020). All that's left to do is distribute to myself and two other heirs. The jargon on packet three of Maricopa informal probate is confusing. It seems it isn't necessary unless I feel it is required or my math is questionable. No one has contested and I am ready to move on. Can I skip to packet four and file a closing statement without a final accounting filed through Superior Court? Or should I file approval of final accounting, proceed with filing a final accounting,then go to a closing statement?

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Andre L. Pennington
Andre L. Pennington
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Surprise, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: One option is to file waivers of accounting (along with a release of liability and waiver of notice of any further filings) from the other beneficiaries with the court. That helps “skip” some steps. I hope that helps. Happy New Year!

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