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my sister passed in arizona shortly after her husbands government

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my sister passed in arizona shortly after her husband's government retirement insurance payout (30K) was deposited in a bank account for her use. a daughter survives her but sister left no will and apparently she never named her daughter as beneficiary. what does her daughter have to do to get access to the money? my sister's other bank accounts list her as beneficiary. other accounts are less than 5K.
In AZ if there is less than $50,000.00 in property she can get the benefits by preparing a small estate affidavit and presenting this document to the retirement agency. AZ has the forms and instructions on how to do this here. There is no requirement that this document be filed with the court. It would also be necessary for her to have mom's death certificate to faciliate the transfer.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I BELIEVE BULL HEAD CITY IS IN MOHAVE COUNTY NOT MARICOPA. WILL SHE BE OK USING MARICOPA COUNTY FORMS?
She should be fine. The Mohave court form for transfer of real estate is the same as for Maricopa. Mohave has no specific form for the transfer of personal property. Since she does not have to file this form, she should be fine. But she can always call the court clerk to confirm this. You can access the Mohave court website here.


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