An increase in deaths in Arizona over the winter caused an increase in probate and trust administration.  DeAngelis Legal continued to provide assistance to family members with these administrations from the preparation of simple Affidavit of Small Estates and Informal Probates to more complex situations requiring Formal Probates and difficult trust administrations.  Each situation is unique, but suffice to say these administrations could have been made easier if the deceased had spent a little more time organizing their financial affairs and appropriately titling assets.