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Q: Can you stay inside a house that is going through probate in Mohave county AZ?

My wife grandmother pasted away few days ago and we are looking to move inside her house but don’t want to make a mistake. My wife has a Will from her grandmother which state she is leaving the house to us. We are planning to start the probate process within the next 30 days.

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Ilene L McCauley
Ilene L McCauley
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: I am so sorry for your loss.

A Last Will only has authority after the Last Will is admitted into probate and a Personal Representative is appointed. Find an attorney in Mohave County to help you . After the Last Will is admitted and the Personal Representative is appointed, the attorney will guide you through the next steps.

The next steps include paying all of your wife's grandmother's bills and expenses and filing her income taxes. No one inherits anything until all the bills are paid and the income taxes are filed.

Also, if the court does not accept the Last Will for some reason, different rules apply. Please get the help you need.

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