Frequently Asked Questions

 

How can I measure the benefits of using AvidLaw Probate?

AvidLaw Probate helps you provide great probate services to your clients in fewer billable hours. By applying those extra hours to other matters, you can earn hundreds, or sometimes thousands more each year, as follows:

What if I already have HotDocs?

AvidLaw Probate is distributed with and runs on HotDocs Player, which is compatible with all versions of HotDocs that may be running on the same computer.

Can I edit the AvidLaw Probate question screens or document templates?

We couldn’t maintain the integrity of AvidLaw Probate if we let subscribers tinker with its internal workings. On the other hand, each individual document drafted by AvidLaw Probate can (and sometimes should) be edited after it has been assembled. In addition, we welcome your suggestions for changes to question screens and document provisions. We will either use your suggestions to improve the product for all subscribers or at least explain the rationale behind our current design. AvidLaw Probate has already incorporated hundreds of changes resulting from suggestions from Arizona probate practitioners. The very first matter you handle using AvidLaw Probate takes advantage of all these changes that have come in over the years. And each year, the cumulative effect of suggestions from our subscribers grows even more.

Our experience is that even skeptical practitioners are quickly satisfied not only with the amazing productivity offered by AvidLaw Probate, but also with the high standards of quality and professionalism embedded in the provisions of its forms and the logic that drives them.

What Arizona probate documents does AvidLaw Probate help me draft?

AvidLaw Probate is designed to draft all pleadings and related documents normally drafted by counsel for the personal representative in an Arizona informal probate. For a complete list of all documents included with AvidLaw Probate, please click here. AvidLaw Probate forms contain provisions for these documents that apply in many common situations. However, as you should expect, you, the practicing attorney will sometimes need to edit the initial AvidLaw Probate draft before it is appropriate for the unique needs of your client. You remain responsible for the legal documents you draft for your clients using this efficient productivity tool.

Our goal is to continuously improve AvidLaw Probate based on the needs of our subscribers. We hope that as you encounter situations that require custom drafting, you will bring them to our attention so we can continue to improve AvidLaw Probate for you and others.

How often is AvidLaw Probate updated?

We normally provide an update about every calendar quarter (every 3 months). Each update comes with a description of new and improved features. Over time, AvidLaw Probate will become even more valuable to your practice through this process of continuous improvement.

How does AvidLaw Probate track dates and deadlines?

One of the first items on the AvidLaw Probate menu is a document called “Dates and Deadlines,” which can be printed or reviewed on the screen. This document outlines significant statutory dates and deadlines based on information entered about the matter. You may want to transfer some deadlines to your firm’s docketing system. Please click here to view the Sample Dates and Deadlines document.

Can you show me what an AvidLaw Probate session looks like?

Yes. Watch our Demo to see how AvidLaw Probate works. Or if you want call us at (480) 361-1324 for a free hands-on demo.

What word processors work with AvidLaw Probate?

AvidLaw Probate works with most versions of Microsoft Word. Supported versions of Microsoft Word include 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010. AvidLaw Probate does NOT work with Corel WordPerfect or other non-standard word processors.

What are the system requirements for AvidLaw Probate?

AvidLaw Probate works on most Windows-based computers. Here are the specifics: