Thursday, September 27, 2012
Arizona has instituted a new system to monitor probate matters. The state requires that probate cases be classified as minimum risk, moderate risk, or maximum risk. Each file is to be evaluated and classified according to 39 indicators. Some of those indicators include no family members, large estate, use of ATM's or gift cards, unauthorized gifts or loans, and health, business or personal problems of the fiduciary. Each category of risk requires court personnel to meet with the ward or beneficiaries--the only variance is how much contact is required.
To see more of the indicators considered, please click here.
See The Symptoms of Problem Estates, 12th Chancery Court District of Mississippi, Aug. 20, 2012.
Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.