Legal Counsel for Out-of-State Personal Representatives

Skilled Trust and Ancillary Probate Administration for Arizona Estates

Given the number of people who choose Arizona for retirement, it is not unusual for the personal representative in an Arizona probate matter to live in another state. If probate is opened in another state, the Arizona assets are commonly administered in an ancillary probate.

I am pleased to offer comprehensive service for out-of-state personal representatives on terms that can minimize the need for you to come to the Phoenix area in person.

To learn how my experience working with out-of-state executors and administrators can benefit you, contact me. Whether you have been appointed to serve as the personal representative under the terms of a will or by appointment in an intestate case, I can provide the guidance you need to avoid mistakes, keep the case on track and avoid liability.

Practical, Efficient Legal Services for Out-of-State Executors and Administrators

Even when working with local clients, I strive to maintain the ideal balance between keeping my clients fully informed and relieving them of the details and burdens of estate administration. Clients in distant states greatly appreciate my commitment to allowing them to concentrate on their own professional and family obligations while keeping them advised of progress in the probate court.

I have the knowledge and proven ability to assist out-of-state personal representatives with a full range of estate administration questions and responsibilities, including: Is ancillary probate necessary?

  • Can a more efficient proof of authority be used to administer this estate?
  • Funeral or burial questions
  • Probate of the will
  • Qualification to administer an intestate estate
  • Notice to heirs, beneficiaries or creditors
  • Identification, assembly and valuation of estate assets
  • Estate reports and accountings
  • Estate tax returns
  • Evaluation, negotiation, payment or defense of creditor claims
  • Sale of estate assets
  • Final accounting and distribution of assets to heirs and beneficiaries

Contact a Skilled Phoenix Estate Administration Attorney: 866-920-0549

A personal representative (PR) residing out of state will be held to the same standards of fiduciary responsibility that local PR's must satisfy. They are also subject to the same risks of estate litigation when disputes cannot be resolved quickly and efficiently. Our counsel can help protect you from the risks of breach of fiduciary duty while avoiding unnecessary litigation in probate court.

To learn more about my services as an Arizona ancillary probate lawyer for executors and administrators who reside in other states, contact me by phone or e-mail anytime.