Corvallis, OR asked in Estate Planning, Criminal Law and Probate for Arizona

Q: Heir of an intestate Arizona estate engaged in discovery. Estate had conservator for 5 years. What order do I need?

My subpoena revealed account numbers & signature cards. During a meeting with the banker they looked up one of the accounts & said there had been a substantial amount of activity giving the impression business was being conducted from an account. A call was made with me present. Banker said no I haven't told him no I won't. Banker proceeded to tell me she can't discuss anything more with me that there was a "special note placed on the account that requires a specific court order" to get any more information. I served 6 additional subpoenas reflecting very little activity & nothing that gave the impression business had been conducted. I contacted the same banker & she once again said she can't discuss the accounts. She told me that was all the information I could get because of the way in which the account had been setup. The conservator & now PR signed a governing instruments document stating there is no will & no trust. The bank is aware, how can they be withholding this information?

1 Lawyer Answer
Andre L. Pennington
Andre L. Pennington
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Surprise, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: You'll likely need to hire an experienced probate attorney to help with this. It's a complicated situation that is impossible to answer with the information provided.

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