The Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure were amended in their entirety, excepting Rule 45, effective January 1, 2020.  Although the Rules are based on an earlier set of Probate Rules, there are significant changes, both stylistic and substantive. In addition, many mandatory Forms were also amended. The new Rules govern procedures in all probate proceedings in the superior court, and apply to all persons in a probate proceeding, whether self-represented or represented by an attorney. As such, if you are involved in any guardianship, conservatorship, probate or trust matter before a superior in Arizona these now apply to you.

The Order amending the rules may be found at https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/20/2019%20Rules/R-18-0044%20Final%20Order.pdf?ver=2019-08-29-150128-037.

The current Rules of Probate Procedure are located at https://govt.westlaw.com/azrules/Browse/Home/Arizona/ArizonaCourtRules/ArizonaStatutesCourtRules?guid=NEB9773C0971D11DD86F49F8874280CEA&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&bhcp=1

At Bivens and Associates, PLLC we have extensive experience handling all types of guardianship, conservatorship, probate and trust matters. Please call to schedule a consultation today; we are here to help.

 

-Stephanie A. Bivens, Esq., CELA