co-executor of the estate

In many instances, when two people are named co-executor of the estate and required to act together, the co executors disagree about how to manage the estate, and co-executor problems can arise. In some instances, what should be nothing more than simple disagreements turn ugly and one executor may g...

Open Estate

“How long do I have to open an estate after a loved one passes away?” We get asked this a lot at our office. This question can take different forms: “How long do I have to file the will for probate?” "How long do I have to get someone appointed to manage the estate?" "How l...

years support

Year’s support is a probate petition designed to make sure that a spouse or minor kids do not wind up on the street after the family’s primary breadwinner passes away. It is a very old law and harkens back to a time when the family was primarily supported by the husband, with the wife staying at...

How to deal with co-executor problems

[youtube https:// Co-executor not cooperating problems can happen when two people are supposed to manage an estate together, but are not working well together for one reason or another. Previously, we reviewed some co-executor basics. If you missed that article, you can read it here.https:...

will

Is a copy of a will valid? Can you file it for probate? It can be a complicated decision when deciding how to proceed with probating an estate, when you either only have a copy of a Will or you believe the copy (or original) Will you are in possession of is not the most recent. I want start off ...

How do Co-Executors Work

When an estate is supposed to be managed by two people together, they are called co-executors.  How do co-executors work? This situation could come about because a will identifies two people to manage the estate as co-executors. If there's no will, the family could decide that they wo...

does power of attorney end at death

If your loved one leaves a power of attorney, does that mean you can skip the probate process and just use that power of attorney to handle the estate? This question comes up in a number of different ways: Do you still have to open probate on an estate after a loved one dies--even if they l...

Probate Bond

We're going to talk about three things in the estate process, and these three things are going to have a large impact on how complicated the estate is, how expensive it is, and how long it takes. My name is Erik Broel, I'm the founder and CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. We're a law f...

executor

There are a couple of factors that go into whether and how much an executor is paid. This week’s Georgia probate law question comes from Atlanta, Georgia. This is the type of issue that our Georgia probate lawyers discuss frequently with clients and beneficiaries. Under Georgia law, an executor m...

Probate with a Will

One question we get a lot in our office is, "What is probate of a will?" We're going to answer that question today. My name is Erik Broel. I'm the founder and CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group and in our office, we work exclusively on helping families through the probate process, whether that'...

common estate disputes

Today, we're going to talk about how and when common estate disputes can arise in probate cases. The way litigation happens in probate is actually very different than the way it happens in other types of courts or in other types of cases. My name is Erik Broel. I'm the founder and CEO of Georgia P...

how probate disputes work in georgia

Today, we’re going to talk about how probate disputes work in Georgia, and the five parts that are in every probate dispute. Any estate, probate, or trust case that winds up in litigation is going to go through this five part process. My name is Erik Broel. I'm the founder and CEO of Georgia Pro...

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