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What to do when there is no will?

What to do when the deceased does not leave a Will? Do you know what to do when there is no Will? Is probate even necessary? In this article, we will answer those questions and more about intestate succession. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Gr...

unnotarized Will valid in Georgia

Is an unnotarized Will valid in Georgia? What else should you be looking for on the signature page? In this article we will answer if an unnotarized Will is valid in Georgia and more. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. At our firm we...

Not Enough Money in the Estate

If the value of the estate covers the deceased person’s debts, the beneficiaries or heirs will still receive some amount of inheritance and you don’t need to worry about lacking funds. However, if it looks as though there is not enough money in the estate to cover the debts, then it is important...

property

Who will inherit the property in mixed family situation? For example, who will inherit the property if the deceased does not have a will, had children from a first marriage, and, many years later, remarries and dies with minor children from the new relationship? Who are the heirs? When someone dies...

How To Sell Property Without Expanded Powers In Georgia

As a personal representative, are you allowed to sell estate property on your own, or do you have to go to the court for permission first? This is an important question with a complicated answer. If you mess up, you could find yourself in hot water with the Georgia probate court.  In this article...

probate

Sometimes when a loved one has passed away, it is difficult for the family to start the process to properly handle the deceased’s final affairs. Some families will put off the probate of a loved one’s estate for many years and for many different reasons. So the question arises, is it ever too la...

What can you do when you are concerned that the Personal Representative may be mishandling the estate? How can you tell the difference between real danger and something else? In this article, we're going to give you some simple tips to help you better evaluate and handle these situations. M...

executor will not pay

Typically, if an estate owes you money, you are considered an estate creditor. There are different types of estate creditors. When and how an estate creditor is paid depends on which category they fit into. For example, many claims that are not secured by real estate or vehicles are considered to be...

probate notice

  What should you do when you receive a probate notice from the Probate Court? What happens if you do nothing? These are common questions we hear from heirs. We'll answer each one in turn in this article. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. ...

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