SMALL ESTATES ADMINISTRATION
In certain cases it may be possible to avoid probate proceedings.
Arizona allows for the transfer of personal property by affidavit if the value of the personal property does not exceed $75,000. This process cannot begin until 30 days after death.
If real estate is involved, title can be transferred to the proper heirs if the assessed value of the real estate, less liens and encumbrances, does not exceed $100,000. This process cannot begin until 6 months after death.