What is ancillary probate?

What is ancillary probate?  How do you know if it applies to your situation?  We will answer those questions and more in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our firm, we help families who have lost a loved one navigate the complex a...

What can you do when a family member begins to take control of an estate?  There are several options, and we will review some important ones in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our firm, we help families who have lost a loved one ...

What are the inheritance rights of spouses in Georgia?

What are the inheritance rights of spouses in Georgia?  Does the surviving spouse automatically inherit everything?  For that matter, does the surviving spouse even need to open probate?  We will answer those questions and more in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & C...

Life Partners & Probate

How does it work when you have a life partner who passes away?  How much control will you have over the estate?  Will you inherit their property? We will answer those questions and more in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our fir...

what to do with check made out to estate

What can you do when you receive a check made out to a relative who has passed away or their estate?  This is not uncommon, and the options you have depend upon what part of the process you are in.  We will discuss that and more in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & C...

What Does Testate Mean?

Testate is a term that is often used in probate situations, but what does it mean and why is it important? We will answer that question and more in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our firm, we help families who have lost a loved o...

What Does Intestate Mean?

 Intestate is a term that is often used in probate situations, but what does it mean and why is it important?  We will answer that question and more in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our firm, we help families who have...

What to Do When the Will is Lost?

What can you do when you believe the deceased had a Will, but you cannot find it?  What if you can only find a copy?  This is a complicated situation and there are no easy answers.  We will discuss that and more in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Pr...

How to Find a Will in a Safe Deposit Box?

What can you do when you believe the Will is stored in a safe deposit box owned by the deceased?  How can you gain access to it?  We will discuss that and more in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our firm, we help families who ha...

Why is probate necessary to sell or transfer a home?

For many Estates, a home is the single largest asset. We often hear questions about why probate is necessary to transfer home.  We’ll answer that and more in the post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our firm we help families who have los...

Joint Tenants With Rights of Survivorship

What is joint tenants with rights of survivorship?  What does it mean and how can it affect a probate case?  We’ll answer those important questions and more in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our firm we help families who have...

What is tenants in common?  What does it mean and how can it affect settling an estate? We will answer those important questions and more in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our firm we help families who have lost a loved one navi...

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