Gonzalez v. Superior Court
In Gonzalez v. Superior Court, 117 Ariz. 64, 570 P.2d 1077, 1079 (Ariz. 1977), the Arizona Supreme Court considered "the extent of the jurisdiction of the [district court sitting in probate] under the probate code to deal with a matter not involved in the actual administration of the estate." Gonzalez, 570 P.2d at 1078.
The Gonzalez court, after interpreting a statute substantially equivalent to our Section 45-1-302, ruled that district courts sitting in probate have "full constitutional jurisdiction in matters which might arise affecting estates." Gonzalez, 570 P.2d at 1079.