How to Probate a Will
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How to Probate a Will In Georgia?
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Georgia law requires the executor of an estate, also called personal representative, administrator, or attorney, to file the deceased person’s will with the probate court. The executor must file the will to be able to legally distribute the assets and settle debts.
Filing the will also ensures that all relevant parties, like beneficiaries and creditors, are notified and can file their claims against the decedent’s estate plan within the allocated period.
To probate a will, the executor or anyone who holds the will must file it with the probate court the soonest possible after the testator’s death.
According to Georgia Code 53-5-5, anyone who holds a will and does not file it may face fines and imprisonment until it’s filed. Moreover, the will must be filed within five years after the appointment of the personal representative, according to Georgia’s time limitation.
The probate process may go smoothly if all beneficiaries and creditors agree with the will. However, if conflicts arise, it’s crucial to seek the help of a probate lawyer. Our experienced attorneys at Perigon Legal Services are ready to help you.
How Does Probate Work?
The purpose of probate is to legally pass a deceased person’s assets to their named heirs. According to Georgia estate law, probate is necessary under the following circumstances:
The deceased person did not leave a will or designated beneficiaries.
There’s some conflict regarding the distribution of the assets.
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