How to Discuss Estate over Holidays

  It is common for families to discuss an Estate over the holidays. That is especially true when a loved one passed away recently, and nothing has been done to handle the Estate. In this article, we're going to share five key tips for how to have those conversations successfully so the...

What to do if 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...

a will have to be notarized 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...

no money in estate to pay debts

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 will

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 without a will, Georgia probate law determines who wil...

petition

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 art...

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 L...

Estate's 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 some...

estate

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 w...

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 ...

expenses paid by beneficiary

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 r...

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