What can you do when you think the Personal Representative has misappropriated estate assets?

What can you do when you believe the Personal Representative has misappropriated estate assets?  Are you out of luck?  We’ll cover this topic 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 l...

What can you do about Heir Property?

What can you do when there is a family property in a grandparent’s name, but nothing has been done? These situations can be very tricky, especially if the grandparent passed away a long time ago and other relatives have passed away afterwards.  This situation is sometimes referred to as heir prop...

How do you know if you will need to go through probate to handle real estate?

Real estate is often the single largest asset in an estate.  Sometimes real estate can be transferred outside of the formal probate process, while other times the only way to handle real estate is by opening the estate.  How do you know which one applies to your situation?  We will cover that and...

After a loved one passes away, it is not uncommon to want to begin handling their affairs right away. Often, one of the first things the family will want to access the deceased’s bank accounts. Unfortunately, they quickly learn that the bank will not speak with them or give them any information, l...

What happens if it is discovered that the deceased had dementia when the Will was created? Does that mean that the Will is automatically invalid or that the Probate Court will not accept it?  We will discuss these questions in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of ...

When can the Estate cover attorney's fees?  This is a common question with a somewhat complicated answer.  We’ll cover the basics 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 ...

How does the probate court select an Administrator for the estate when there is no Will?  Who is eligible to serve?  In this post, we will answer these questions and more. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our firm we help families who h...

What is a Guardian ad Litem in probate?  Should you be concerned if the Probate Court requires one in your case?  In this post, we will go over this often misunderstood topic. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our firm we help families w...

What is a conservatorship for a minor?  Do you have to have one? Or, is there an alternative? In this post, we will answer these questions and more about this confusing topic. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our firm we help families who...

What can you do when you think the wrong person is asking to become the Administrator of the Estate? Do you need to do something now?  Or, can you wait? These are important questions, and we will address them in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Pro...

What is a County Administrator? Do you need one in your case?  Or, will it just cause more problems? These are important questions about a little-known topic.  We will shed some light on them in this post. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group...

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What is an interim distribution? As the personal representative of the estate, should you be making an interim distribution? As an heir, should you be expecting one? Interim distributions can be complicated and come with some risks. We’ll discuss them in this article. My name is...

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