We’ve all heard the story of a relative or friend passing without leaving behind a will (specific instructions regarding the distribution of their assets). Most individuals leave behind some assets upon their death, such as a home, car, or savings account. The distribution of these assets is a process known as probate. If no will is available to outline the decedent’s wishes regarding who receives what, Arizona probate laws kick in to make those decisions for them.
The process of aging doesn’t only bring with it achy bones and increased forgetfulness. In more serious cases, individuals may reach a level of mental or physical incapacitation that adversely affects their ability to make decisions or perform basic activities.