Non-Licensed Fiduciaries: Pursuant to Rule 27.1(A) of the Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure, effective September 1, 2012, any person who is neither a licensed fiduciary under A.R.S. § 14-5651 nor a financial institution shall complete the training videos before letters to serve as guardian, conservator, or personal representative are issued unless the appointment was made pursuant to sections 14-5310(A), 14-5401.01(A) or 14-5207, or otherwise ordered by the court.
BEFORE FILLING OUT ANY PAPERWORK, watch the video, "Introduction to Serving as a Non-Licensed Fiduciary". In addition, you will be required to watch "Welcome to Personal Representatives Training Module".
After you have completed the required video(s), print the Certificate(s) of Completion and file them along with the rest of the paperwork with the Clerk of Superior Court.
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The Superior Court has jurisdiction over the distribution of a person’s estate after they die. This is known as a Probate case. When a person dies, it might be necessary to file a case in probate court if their property is not titled in such a way that it is clear who will inherit that property. A probate case may also be necessary if a decedent has a large estate with multiple heirs who might not agree on who will inherit the property.
Many times a decedent’s property will pass on automatically according to the title or arrangements such as a joint tenancy, community property, or a trust. In these instances, it is not necessary to file a probate case because there are no issues for the Court to decide.
Most all probate cases are handled as informal probate cases unless there is a large estate, or if the heirs cannot agree on the disposition of the estate.