What are the Types of Arizona Probate Court Proceedings?
There are three types of probate in Arizona: informal, formal, and supervised. Most Arizona probates are informal, which are usually less expensive in terms of attorneys’ fees and are handled quickly and usually without contest. Not all estates, however, are eligible for informal probate. Contested estates are usually resolved in a formal probate, which can include court hearings, depositions, motions, discovery, and a trial, just as any other Superior Court litigation.