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fraud

What happens when you find evidence of estate fraud years after the estate was settled? For example, what if you discover a deed that is clearly wrong? Perhaps you were led to believe that a parent died without a last will and testament, and then you later find an executor’s deed claiming...

Handling Georgia Probate from Out of State

  How do you handle an estate in Georgia from out of state? Settling an estate is difficult on its own, and those challenges are magnified when you have to manage the estate remotely because you don't live close by. In this article, we're going to discuss some of the unique challenges o...

what does executor do

What does an executor do for an estate? What is the job of an executor and what does the executor do? We're going to answer those questions today. My name is Erik Broel. I'm the founder and CEO of Georgia Probate Law Group. We're a law firm that focuses exclusively on helping families after a ...

administrator silent

It can be one of the most frustrating things in the world. A loved one has passed away and another relative is serving as executor or administrator. You felt good when the probate process started and you were looking forward to seeing your loved one's affairs settled in a peaceful and fair manner. Y...

How to Keep an Estate Peaceful

Often, when our team meets with an executor or administrator for the first time, a key concern on their mind is how to keep the estate peaceful and avoid estate disputes. Maybe you are in a situation where you have reason to believe things could get out of hand. Or perhaps you believe things w...

estate

Who should manage the estate is a common question in probate law. It depends on a number of factors.  First, I’d like to clarify a few terms. There are a few different titles for the person who is in charge of managing an estate. The most common two are an executor and an administrator. Which ...

Selling deceased parents home

Selling a deceased parent's home is never a happy experience.  A lot goes into it and for many of our clients, it can be an emotional rollercoaster. Between going through the personal items in the home, handling the legal process, listing the home, and finally attending the closing, it can fe...

administrator goes rogue

What happens if there is an administrator of an estate who has cut off all contact with the heirs and it appears that the person may have transferred estate assets into their name? In this case, we have an administrator gone rogue. Under Georgia probate law, an administrator of an estate has a...

Petition for year's support

A Petition for Year's Support can be a game changer in a probate case. It takes advantage of some key provisions of Georgia probate law that are designed to protect and benefit a surviving spouse and minor children. In this article, we're going to go over what the petition for year's support i...

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