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TJ Ryan

Phoenix Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Is a handwritten will valid in the state of AZ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. TJ Ryan
    2. Brent D Harris
    3. Steven M Zelinger
    3 lawyer answers

    A handwritten will is valid in Arizona, so long as the "signature and material provisions" are in the handwriting of the testator/decedent. ARS 14-2503. Separately, a testamentary nomination of a guardian for a minor child is effective in Arizona, as well. ARS 14-5202. If the step-father follows the procedures, then he will be granted a guardianship over your niece, absent objection. This does not, however, preclude you (or any other interested family member or person from objecting to...

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  2. As an individual who foreclosed on a person whom I sold a house to, for not paying her note, can I legally send her a 1099 A?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Diane L Drain
    2. Douglas Garth Edmunds
    3. TJ Ryan
    3 lawyer answers

    If, by chance, you mean a 1099-C for the cancellation of debt, there are specific IRS rules that apply, and legislation passed during the housing crisis bears on those rules. See, for example: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/The-Mortgage-Forgiveness-Debt-Relief-Act-and-Debt-Cancellation- I agree that you need a qualified CPA (not H&R Block or TurboTax) to assist you.