A. Every assignment made by an insolvent debtor, or in contemplation of insolvency, for the benefit of his creditors, shall provide, except as otherwise provided in this article, for a distribution of all his real and personal property other than that which is by law exempt from execution, among all his creditors in proportion to their respective claims. However the assignment is made or expressed, it shall have such effect and shall be construed to pass all such property, whether or not specified therein.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 44-1031

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215

B. Every assignment for the benefit of creditors shall be acknowledged and recorded in the manner provided by law for conveyances of real or other property.

C. Assignments for the benefit of creditors under the common law are declared contrary to the public policy of the state and are abolished, and all assignments for the benefit of creditors are void and of no force and effect unless made in accordance with the provisions of this article.