Estate Administration in Avondale, Arizona

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Estate administration, in basic terms, is the procedure of maintenance and distribution of a person's assets after they die.

If the person who died made and executed a valid will in Avondale, Arizona, the process of estate administration normally follows the procedures and instructions laid out in the will.

Most often, a will names a person to serve as executor, whose job it is to guarantee that the estate is properly administered.

The executor typically has at least some work cut out for them. This evidently raises the issue of compensation. The easiest way to guarantee that the executor does his or her job is simply to appoint the person who has the most to gain from the will. That way, they cannot inherit until the process is finalized.

What if The Will Does Not Name an Executor?

If a Avondale, Arizona will does not assign anyone to serve as executor, or there is no will, the court has to choose someone to fill that role.

Normally, this will be the person who has the most to receive from the will, or who would gain the most under Arizona's intestacy scheme (the system that distributes the decedent's property to his or her closest living relatives, if he or she dies without a will).

If the will doesn't name a person who is to serve as executor, or the individual named is no longer alive or cannot be found, anyone with a direct interest in the will can apply to the Avondale, Arizona court to be the executor.

Whoever is assigned to serve as executor, it is their job to act as the representative of the estate. Among other jobs, they have to account for the decedent's debts and assets, and inform any beneficiaries who might be unaware of the situation.

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Can a Avondale, Arizona Estate Administration Attorney Help?

If you have unexpectedly been appointed to be the executor of a relative's estate, and don't know how to handle this process, you should speak with a seasoned Avondale, Arizona wills and trusts attorney.

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Life in Avondale

Avondale is very near Phoenix, Arizona, located in Maricopa County.  It is very well noted for being home to the Phoenix International Raceway, a fun and famous auto-racing facility!

Being near Phoenix, Avondale residents have access to some very well-known law firms of all sizes.  Phoenix is home to many large, mid-size, and small law firms that are home to many competent attorneys.  Many of these attorneys have been educated at the top-tier University of Arizona Law School.  Therefore, many lawyers working in Phoenix have a connection to Arizona and its residents.  Avondale citizens can therefore enjoy personalized legal service from attorneys who care about their home.

Some famous residents of Avonda include Craig Mabbitt, Nick Harris, Clancy Pendergast, Raymond Shuey, and Everson Griffen. 

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