Navigating real estate matters in probate can be overwhelming, especially if you've been appointed as the personal representative. You may be at a loss as to where to start, and what decisions to make in certain situations. Even more challenging is resolving conflicting interests among family mem...

How to Deal With Probate Disputes

Probate disputes are scary to think about and even more terrifying to experience firsthand. The possibility of family members becoming enemies or estate assets turning into legal fees is seriously concerning. Wouldn't it be better to know how to deal with a probate dispute when it happens and how to...

Managing a loved one's estate carries immense risk and responsibility. You may find yourself in troublesome situations like being accused of estate mismanagement. It's tough to be in a position where you're not only dealing with anybody but grieving family members who are skeptical about your act...

Disputes happen during probate when the person entrusted with the decedent's estate — the personal representative — is suspected of mishandling the estate. If you're one of the beneficiaries, you may think that the personal representative is unfit for the role or acting in their best interests....

Your loved one has passed away and has left a will outlining their last wishes. If you have the will, then why go to Probate Court? A very common misconception is that if there is a will then probate isn’t necessary. We will discuss this topic in this post and explain why probate is still necessar...

Do you have a loved one who passed away many years ago and owned a property that is still in their name? Are you looking to handle it once and for all?  This situation is not uncommon.  We call it an heir property situation. Maybe you’re ready to have your piece of the property in your name, or ...

Probate vs. Non-probate Assets in Georgia

Losing a loved one is difficult enough — managing their estate affairs while you grieve is even harder. When the responsibility to handle the deceased's property falls on your shoulders, you may wonder what happens next. As a first step, the probate court will deal with the deceased's assets...

How Do You Handle Creditors in Probate?

Dealing with the death of a loved one is devastating enough without debt collectors beating down on your door to demand payment. If you've just assumed your role as an appointed executor or administrator, questions around debt after death may have crossed your mind. You might have asked: ...

What Being an Executor of an Estate Means

So, you've recently learned that a deceased loved one had named you an executor on their will — Now what? Before you accept the role, you must be aware of the responsibility that goes with it, including having a thorough understanding of probate laws. Without legal knowledge to guide your ac...

Do I have to go through probate for my loved one’s estate?

One question that a lot of our clients have is whether they must go through the probate process to settle their loved one’s estate. What assets are able to avoid probate? Is probate necessary? We will answer those questions and more in this post. My name is Erik Broel, and I am the founder and ...

What Does It Mean to Be an Estate Administrator?

If you’ve recently lost a loved one and they did not leave a will, you'll still have to sit and discuss estate matters with your family. Estate refers to the property, money, belongings, and other possessions of the deceased person. During this conversation, you might work through questions like...

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...

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