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Question: Aunt was AZ resident and died in AZ. Using small estate affidavit to obtain balance in checking account from AZ bank (large national bank). I live in FL. If financial institution wants the affidavit certified by the court, would I have to appear in person or could it be done via mail? Thank you

Answer: You can obtain certified copies of records on file with the court by certified mail or by email.  Is the affidavit on file with the court.  Here is information for Maricopa County.  You do not specify the county where your aunt lived.  https://www.clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/i-want-to/advanced-components/misc-pages/search?q=certified%20copies%20by%20mail

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  • Aunt was AZ resident and died in AZ. Using small estate affidavit to obtain balance in checking account from AZ bank (large national bank). I live in FL. If financial institution wants the affidavit certified by the court, would I have to appear in person or could it be done via mail? Thank you

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