How to Hold Title.
Typically, married couples in Arizona hold title as community property with right of survivorship. Following the death of one of the spouses, title will automatically pass to the surviving spouse, avoiding the necessity of a probate. An alternative is to place the home in a trust as a part of an estate plan which manages all of the couple’s assets. Another method when considering your estate is a Beneficiary Deed, which transfers the property automatically to the chosen beneficiary upon the death of the last surviving spouse.