My aunt died. I am being asked to sign a "Waiver of Process; Consent to Probate". What is this and and what am I signing away.
Question Details: My aunt left a Will but I am not named in it. For some reason, though, I am being asked to sign a Waiver of Process; Consent to Probate. I've been told that it's just so the Will can be probated but don't understand why I have to sign something if I'm not mentioned in the Will. The Will does say something about trusts...could my family be hiding assets from me???
I am not admitted in Arizona. It appears that if your Aunt had died without a Will you would have been a potential "heir at law" - someone who would have benefited from her estate had their been no Will. The form you are being asked to sign is to speed up the process to allow the Will to be "probated" - proven valid to the court - rather than by formal notice. You have a right to ask to see a copy of the Will before you sign.