Probate terminology can be confusing. Even Phoenix Probate lawyers sometimes misuse and confuse probate terms. But you need to know the language if you are to understand what is going on. So here are some common terms used in estate proceedings along with definitions. More definitions can be found in A.R.S. §14-1201.
Application is a written request directed to the probate registrar for an order of informal probate or appointment.
Petition is a written request to the Court for an Order after notice to interested parties.