Part Four: Joint Tenants With Rights Of Survivorship

This is a common form of ownership in Arizona where two people own a piece of property and upon the death of one of the owners, the property automatically passes to the other owner by operation of law, and the transfer is not subject to probate or the terms of the will of the decedent. Upon the death of one of the owners, the survivor must record a certified copy of the death certificate and an estate tax waiver in the county where the property is located. Records will reflect that the survivor is the sole owner of the property

Lat J. Celmins