Probate Services

Did you lose a loved one? Have you been tasked with closing their estate? We can help! Probate can be a lengthy, involved process, especially when you are navigating it on your own. Here at Quick Stop Government Services, we can facilitate the process of opening an informal probate, preparing the required court forms, and filing the closing documents once the process is complete.

Small Estate Transfer of Personal Property - $300

This option is for estates valued at under $75,000, excluding real property. A small estate affidavit is generally used to gain access assets held by financial institutions and other organizations when the full probate process is not required.


Small Estate Transfer of Real Property - $300 + court filing fees

This option is for real property valued at under $100,000. A small estate affidavit bypasses the probate process, giving the decedent’s heirs the authority to transfer property without the need to open a probate case. Our fee is a set service fee covering document preparation throughout the entire process, and is charged in addition to any court filing fees that will be incurred. 

Information about Maricopa County filing fees can be found here.

Information about Mohave County filing fees can be found here.

Informal Probate Process - $900 + court filing fees

This option is for estates with real and personal property valued at over $75,000 and over $100,000, respectively. An informal probate differs from a formal probate in that very little court involvement is required in an informal probate proceeding. Informal probate cases can either be “Testate” (the decedent left a will) or “Intestate,” (the decedent had no will).

In order to qualify for informal probate, the following conditions must be present:

  1. The estate must be uncontested.
  2. If there is will, and the will names a personal representative, that personal representative must be allowed to serve without bond. 

In most cases, a court appearance is not required, and the personal representative is authorized to act independently upon receiving court appointment paperwork. We will prepare the documents required to facilitate the process of opening and closing a non-probate case, and draft the notice, filing and publishing documents throughout the proceedings. Our fee is a flat rate, which we collect in addition to the court filing fees in your county. 

Information about Maricopa County filing fees can be found here.

Information about Mohave County filing fees can be found here.


Do you qualify for a waiver or deferral of your court filing fees?

You may qualify if:

  • Your income or the estate’s income is insufficient or barely sufficient to meet the daily essentials of life, and includes no allotment that could be budgeted for the fees and costs that are required to gain access to the court. Your gross income is 150% or less of the current federal poverty level.
  • You do not have the money to pay court filing fees now, but can pay at a later date (explanation required).
  • Your income is greater than 150% of the poverty level, but you have proof of extraordinary expenses.
  • You receive governmental assistance from the Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. 

If any of these apply, we can prepare the forms required to request a deferral or waiver of your fees with the court. 

Please Note: The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. All information, content, and materials available on this webpage are for general informational purposes only, and are not intended to be relied upon, or to be used as a substitute for legal counsel. For specific advice regarding estate planning and probate scenarios, please consult a lawyer.

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Sun City Location

9817 West Bell Road
Sun City, Arizona 85351

Lake Havasu City Location

1641 Mesquite Avenue #102
Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86403