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contesting a will

Contesting a Will

How does contesting a will work?  Should you challenge a will? Questions about contesting a will are very common in our office. We’re going to walk through some of the considerations that go into answering those difficult questions. The decision about whether to challenge a will is a common...

estate home

What does Georgia probate law have to say about an executor who lived with the deceased prior to death and continues to live in the estate home while administering the estate? What if the administration is delayed as a result? What can you do if you’re a beneficiary watching all of this happen and...

How Long Does Probate Take In Georgia

“How long does probate take in Georgia?” This is a common question we get asked every day at our office. On average, the time to settle an estate in Georgia is 12 to 18 months. This might surprise you. 12 to 18 months may seem like a long time. That’s why I want to walk you through the t...

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 long do I ha...

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://www....

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 by ...

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 would like...

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