What is Probate?
Probate is a legal
process that takes place after someone dies. It includes:
proving in court that a deceased person's will is valid (usually
a routine matter) identifying and inventorying the deceased
person's property. The
Probate and Family Court Department has jurisdiction over
probate matters such as
divorce, paternity, child support, custody, visitation,
adoption, termination of parental rights, abuse prevention and
wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and
changes of name.
Probate is a complicated process that carries
significant consequences. Executors and Administrators are
required to have the knowledgeable resources available to assist
in the facilitation of the marketing and sale of the real
estate. The courts, of course, want to ensure the transaction
is handled efficiently and with integrity.
Certified Probate Real Estate Specialists
have been specially trained by
US Probates Services on the process of selling real
estate through the probate process. Probate is a
court-regulated and often complicated series of steps that must
be carefully monitored and managed. Legal deadlines are
unforgiving, the documentation is very unique and the courts
oversight must be adhered to throughout the marketing,
negotiation and escrow periods. This is why a REALTOR with the
prestigious CPRES designation is in such high demand.
A CPRES REALTOR understands the unique
complications, the time-sensitive process, and adheres to the
the best practices necessary to navigate the potentially
treacherous transaction to completion and help the estate
realize a win-win-win transaction.
Please contact me if you need an experienced
Pre-Probate/Probate Realtor in Arizona. I
will be happy to help you through the process.