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PROOF OF AUTHORITY

In some cases, even if the value of the Arizona real estate titled in the decedent's estate is less than $100,000, the small estate affidavit procedure is not available to transfer Arizona real estate.

If a Personal Representative (referred to in some states as the Executor or Administrator) has already been appointed in any state, the small estate affidavit procedure is not available. However, the Personal Representative may submit a Proof of Authority to the Court, and if approved by the Court, the Personal Representative may then exercise all powers of a local Personal Representative, including selling or transferring Arizona real estate owned by the decedent.

Arizona law requires a Proof of Authority to be accompanied by a certified copy of the court document appointing the Personal Representative, as well as a certified copy of the probate bond. If the Proof of Authority is approved, a certified copy of the Proof of Authority should be recorded in the Arizona county where the real estate is located.

If you have already been appointed as Personal Representative in a state outside of Arizona, and the decedent owned Arizona real estate, call Arizona probate attorney Grant McKeehan to assist you in preparing and filing a Proof of Authority.

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