The Arizona Revised Statutes have been updated to include the revised sections from the 53rd Legislature, 2nd Regular Session. Please note that the next update of this compilation will not take place until after the conclusion of the 54th Legislature, 1st Regular Session, which convenes in January 2019.
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A. The person paying, delivering, transferring or issuing personal property or the evidence thereof pursuant to affidavit is discharged and released to the same extent as if he dealt with a personal representative of the decedent. He is not required to see to the application of the personal property or evidence thereof or to inquire into the truth of any statement in the affidavit. If any person to whom an affidavit is delivered refuses to pay, deliver, transfer or issue any personal property or evidence thereof, it may be recovered or its payment, delivery, transfer or issuance compelled upon proof of their right in a proceeding brought for the purpose by or on behalf of the persons entitled thereto. Any person to whom payment, delivery, transfer or issuance is made is answerable and accountable therefor to any personal representative of the estate or to any other person having a superior right.
B. The motor vehicle division issuing title pursuant to affidavit is discharged and released to the same extent as if it dealt with a personal representative of the decedent. It is not required to see to the application of the personal property or evidence thereof or to inquire into the truth of any statement in the affidavit.
C. A purchaser of real property from or lender to the person or persons designated as successor or successors in a certified copy of an affidavit issued under section 14-3971 and recorded in the county in which the real property is located is entitled to the same protection as a person purchasing from or lending to a distributee who has received a deed of distribution from a personal representative, as provided in section 14-3910.