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temporary administrator

Does being the Temporary Administrator of a probate estate give you more power to keep what you want from the estate? A Temporary Administrator is an unusual position under Georgia probate law, and the position is not used for many estates. It is most often used in an emergency situation where someo...

acknowledgement of service and assent to probate instanter

What is an Acknowledgement of Service & Assent to Probate Instanter? Should you sign one? What happens if you do? These are common questions we hear in our office. We're going to answer them in this article. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group...

Heirs

If a child is an heir to a Georgia estate, it will make a large difference in how the estate is handled, and how complicated it is. Who is a minor? Before we jump into that, however, I think we should first define who is a minor under Georgia probate law, and when it matters. A minor is anyone who ...

Personal representative

What is the difference between an executor, an administrator, and a personal representative? Probate law has many uncommon terms that are unique to this area of law. In this article, we're going to review three of the most common of these terms, define what they mean, and identify when you sho...

Trustees owe a certain level of care and responsibility to trust beneficiaries. There are many different classifications of the type of “duty” that is owed to beneficiaries. Since discussing each of these in depth would take a lot more space than we have for today’s topic, I will some of the k...

GPLG Stands Against Racism

  The Declaration of Independence says the United States was founded on the principle that all people are created equally, and that freedom and justice are unalienable rights to which every person is entitled.  The recent senseless death of George Floyd while in police custody is a wake ...

estate

do the surviving heirs inherit the estate This is a great probate law question that highlights a common misconception in Georgia probate law. The answer is more complicated than the question seems. So, let’s say that the mother dies without a spouse and leaves three children who survive he...

expenses

Can a beneficiary get reimbursed by the estate before the other beneficiaries get their shares? Generally speaking, Georgia probate law allows expenses paid on behalf of the estate to be reimbursed, so long as the expenses are considered proper. Whether the total amount is fully reimbursabl...

What To Do When A Loved One Passes Away

What To Do When A Loved One Passes Away? Having a loved one pass away is never easy.  After the funeral, thoughts often turn to settling the estate.  But, what is the best first step?  How quickly do you need to get started? These are very common questions. We'll take a look at eac...

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