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...

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...

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