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I need to be court appointed as a Personal Rep. for my deceased father's estate and there is a time issue to get this done. There is also property on the estate that a family member took it upon themselves to divide using a "quit claim deed," in another state. This property was my mothers, she is deceased and there is no will on this estate. I was the conservator/guardian, until my father's Alz. disease changed all that! Please could you respond ASAP? I have been trying to get an attorney for two days, but I was told by the bank trust that I could do this myself and then go before the judge. Can I do that? Another VERY deceptive family member in Maryland has stated she is going to become the PR! Sincerely XXXXX XXXXX Rev. xxxxxx
Dear Customer, thank you for choosing Just Answer. I am sorry to learn of the loss of your parents. You may apply to be personal representative for the estate without an attorney. Here is a very helpful link to the Arizona State Court (Maricopa County) procedure and court forms required to go through this process. http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/ProbateCases/prob_pbip1.asp (The procedure and forms will be the same for any County, but there will be a difference in departments, and you should contact the Clerk's office to see if there are any additional documents that they require - usually they do not).
Given the complexity of these matters, it may be wise to continue searching for an attorney. If you cannot find one on your own, you can use the Arizona Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service; Martindale Hubble, or AVVO to find an attorney that specializes in probate and estates law.
You may file your petition to act as a Personal Representative while you are searching for an attorney. Your attorney can take over representation from there and determine what is the best legal action to take from that point.
I hope the above is helpful, and I hope that this matter is resolved swiftly. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Best regards, Bill.
William: Thenak you for your simpathy, it is greatly appreciated, especially since my sisters have gone off the deep end since 2010 Oct. when mom died!
Is there a website to use the "cotified laws of SD?" The trustee at the bamk made this coimment to me thinking this could speed things up as of this week! May have misspelled that legal term! How long will it take for me to get this PR in the state of SD? I need it seriously, yesterday.......but it appears the vulture's have not yet landed!
I need as few stumbling blocks, because I am just recovering from major surgery. Thank you I will wait for your responses.
Rev. Dr. Forister
Thank you Bill, I appreciate all you have advised informatively today.......WOW. I am going to these sites and getting started this moment.
I apologize for my misspellings, I am in too much of a hurry!
I hope I can get this filed in the courts tomorrow.
One last question, in what form of notification do I have to use to notify all other "vulture sisters?" Email, phone call, in-writing? Will I have to show the court that they were notified?
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX
Thank you Bill, how do I copy this information so that I have all these sites you have so graciously given to me?
How do I come back to this site and my questions in case I need to check something?
I am so grateful, God Bless you and all your work.
Sincerely XXXXX XXXXX