A Detailed Guide to the Georgia Probate Process
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What Is the Georgia Probate Process?
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Probate is a court-supervised legal process to manage and distribute the estate assets of a deceased person.
The probate process may be necessary when the decedent individually owns assets but does not leave a will or named beneficiaries. It may also be required in cases where conflicts or claims against an estate arise, even in the presence of a will.
If you expect or are going through Georgia probate, consult Perigon Legal Services for help. Our probate lawyers can help executors and personal representatives perform their duties, such as:
Gathering the deceased person’s assets
Paying off existing debts and taxes
Distributing the remaining assets to all the heirs per the will or Georgia’s inheritance laws
Types of Probate in Georgia
The type of probate you will go through depends primarily on whether your deceased loved one left a will or not.
Georgia Probate When There Is a Will
When a testator dies, the will needs to be filed with the court and then authenticated before adoption. According to Georgia Code section 53-5-3, the will must be filed with the probate court within five years of the administrator’s appointment.
The Georgia Probate Process
Contesting a Will
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