What should I do if the bank or the company won't accept the affidavit?
Sometimes a bank or a financial company won't accept the affidavit and insists on having you file in probate court. If this happens, record the original affidavit with the Yavapai County Recorder's Office (it should cost less than $15) and then get a certified copy (which should cost less than $10) after the recorded document is available. Then provide the certified copy of the recorded document and a copy of the statute to the bank or company. If that does not work, if you have a will, you should file it as an informal probate in Yavapai County Superior Court ($153); if you do not have a will, you can also file the affidavit in Yavapai County Superior Court (also currently costs $153).
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