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Question: My wife passed away almost 3 years ago. She had a will drawn up while we lived in Las Vegas, Nevada. Is this will valid in Arizona?
Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Section 14-2506 discusses situations in which written wills are valid. One situation is if the will's "execution complies with the law at the time of execution of the place where the will is executed." http://azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/14/02502.htm&Title=14&DocType=ARS).
A.R.S. Section 14-3108 discusses the amount of time allowed to pass before the process of probating a will (proving in court that the will is valid) must begin. This depends on the type of proceedings you choose to pursue and may be reviewed at: http://azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/14/03108.htm&Title=14&DocType=ARS.
If you choose to seek legal advice, the Arizona State Bar provides resources to help with searching for an attorney. http://www.azbar.org/WorkingWithLawyers/Topics/QuickAndEasyTipsForLegalHelp.
My wife passed away almost 3 years ago. She had a will drawn up while we lived in Las Vegas, Nevada. Is this will valid in Arizona?
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