estate

Sometimes family members are less than cooperative in helping to settle the estate. Other times, they are downright hostile. So, what happens when an heir seizes control of the estate home and won’t leave? What do you do? This can be a challenging issue, and our Georgia probate attorneys have some...

Objection to petition for year's support

Filing an objection to a petition for year's support can put the brakes on one of the most powerful petitions under Georgia probate law. But what is an objection to a petition for year's support and why would you file one?  We're going to answer those questions in this article. ...

estate

Sometimes when a spouse passes away, the surviving spouse and their family members are left wondering what items the estate should be financially responsible for. For example, when a spouse passes away, is the estate financially responsible for taxes or other costs associated with the home? T...

What does caveat mean

Caveat is a word that gets thrown around a lot in probate situations, but what does caveat mean? In this article, we're going to look at not only what caveat means, but also some practical scenarios where it is used. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Pro...

Spousal Inheritance After Divorce

What happens to inheritance rights after divorce? There are a few different scenarios to consider to answer this question: Without a will With a will Other, nonprobate property We'll look at each scenario in turn. Without a will. If you get a divorce and...

beneficiary

The first question that needs to be answered is are you actually a beneficiary? This is typically something you would be aware of if you are the current beneficiary. If you are a contingent beneficiary (or think you are a contingent beneficiary), then this first question become very important. Eithe...

Can you skip probate if you have a will

Can you skip probate if you have a will? This is a common question in our office, and today we’re going to get to the bottom of it. 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...

In an estate, a beneficiary has certain rights. To understand them, we must first look a couple different categories of people involved in an estate. When a person passes away leaving a valid last will and testament there are two categories of people that are entitled to certain information about th...

What is a letter of testamentary

Letters testamentary are an important document in a probate case. But, what is a letter of testamentary? And what does a letter of testamentary do?  We're going to answer those questions and more in this article. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probat...

disinheritance

The easy answer to this question would be, yes – A natural born child can be disinherited. Anyone can draft a will leaving their estate to anyone they chose, even pets. However, when dealing with probating an estate the answer is usually never that simple. There are numerous fa...

What does a will do

What does a will do?  When a loved one passes away, the family will often search for a will.  When a will is found, there are often misconceptions about what the will can and can’t do. In this article, we're going to go over the key purposes of a will, so you’ll know what ...

What is probate estate

What is a probate estate?  Does every person who passes away have an estate, or do only those people who have a lot of property have an estate? We'll cover these questions and more in today's article. My name is Erik Broel & I am the founder & CEO of Georgia Probate Law...

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