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Rule 13. Probate Information Form and Notice of Change of Contact Information Form

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedArizona Rules of Probate ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2022

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Initiation of Probate Proceedings
Effective: January 1, 2022
17B A.R.S. Rules Probate Proc., Rule 13
Formerly cited as AZ ST PROB Rule 6
Rule 13. Probate Information Form and Notice of Change of Contact Information Form
(a) Definitions. For purposes of this rule,
(1) “Contact information” means the information designated on the Probate Information Form as contact information; and
(2) “Fiduciary” means a personal representative, guardian, or conservator, whether temporary or permanent.
(b) Probate Information Form.
(1) Generally. A party who requests the appointment of a personal representative must file Form 11, Probate Information Form for Decedent's Estate. A party who requests the appointment of a guardian or conservator, whether temporary or permanent, must file Form 12, Probate Information Form for Guardianship/Conservatorship.
(2) Confidentiality. The court must maintain a Probate Information Form filed under this rule as a confidential document under Rule 8.
(3) No Service. Except as required by the court, a party who files a Probate Information Form is not required to provide other parties or interested persons with a copy of the form.
(4) Non-Compliance. The clerk may not reject a petition or application because the filing party failed to provide all the information required in the Probate Information Form.
(5) Duty to Correct. A party who has filed a Probate Information Form and who subsequently discovers that the date of birth or social security number contained in that Probate Information Form is incorrect must file an amended Probate Information Form with the correct information within 10 court days after discovery.
(c) Notice of Change of Contact Information.
(1) Generally.
(A) Change in Contact Information for Fiduciary. If a fiduciary's contact information changes during the fiduciary's appointment in a probate case, the fiduciary must file Form 13, Notice of Change of Fiduciary's Contact Information, within 10 court days after such change occurs.
(B) Change in Contact Information for Ward. If a ward's contact information changes, the ward's guardian must file Form 14, Notice of Change of Ward's Contact Information, within 3 court days of learning of such change.
(2) No Confidentiality. Unless the court orders otherwise, a Notice of Change of Contact Information filed under this rule must be maintained as part of the public record.
(3) Service. Unless the court orders otherwise, a person who files the Notice of Change of Contact Information Form must mail or deliver a copy to the subject person's court-appointed attorney, the subject person's statutory representative, guardian ad litem, and all parties to the probate case in which the form has been filed.
(4) Non-Compliance. Absent good cause, the fiduciary must pay all costs of the court or the estate that result from a failure to timely provide a Notice of Change of Contact Information.

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Added Aug. 29, 2019, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Amended on an emergency basis Aug. 25, 2021, effective Sept. 29, 2021, adopted on a permanent basis effective Jan. 1, 2022.
17B A. R. S. Rules Probate Proc., Rule 13, AZ ST PROB Rule 13
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2024.
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