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How Community Property Is Distributed in Estate Probate

In Arizona, property acquired by either spouse during a marriage is presumed to belong to both spouses equally. This “community property” doctrine can affect not only how assets are divided during a divorce but also how they are distributed upon the death of one of the spouses. Assets that are considered separate property are not […]

How Does Arizona’s Community Property Law Affect Your Estate Planning?

People make wills with the intent of controlling who will be beneficiaries of their estates and how much each beneficiary will receive. However, there are state laws that can take precedence over certain provisions of a will. Arizona’s community property law in particular can have a major impact on how estate assets are distributed. Understanding […]