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What is a County Administrator?

What is a County Administrator?

Do you need one in your case?  Or, will it just cause more problems?

These are important questions about a little-known topic.  We will shed some light on them in this post.

what does a county administrator doMy 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 one navigate the complex and confusing legal process so they can make sure the estate is handled properly and their loved one’s memory is honored. For specific information about your situation, please click here to request a complimentary consultation.

What is a County Administrator?

A County Administrator is a person who can be appointed by the probate court judge to be the Personal Representative of an Estate in appropriate situations.  Each county in Georgia will have one or more county administrators who can be appointed. They are typically attorneys who have agreed to serve in that role.

A County Administrator can be appointed by request of the parties or when the court deems it appropriate because no other person is fit to serve.  It can also occur when there are large conflicts between parties.

A County Administrator will charge fees to the Estate for their services.  The fees are determined by Georgia law and are often similar to those allowable to any administrator serving as personal representative of the Estate.

Do you need a County Administrator in your case?

County AdministratorWhen considering whether a County Administrator may make sense in your situation, one major downside is the time delay that can often occur. Since County Administrators often manage a huge number of Estates, they simply do not have much time to devote to any one Estate.  As a result, things often move slowly – much more slowly than if a family member were serving as personal representative.

The upside, though, is that the County Administrator will not favor one party over another.

Who is County Administrator?Next steps

Everything discussed in this video is for general information and is not legal advice.

For more information about this and other probate topics, please go to GPLG.com/Handbook to download a complimentary copy of our Georgia Probate Handbook, written by estate probate lawyers.  You’ll learn the key things that go wrong in an estate, how to prevent them, and what to do if they happen.

You also can reach out to our office at (770) 796-4582 to set up a consultation.


Disclaimer: The information above is provided for general information only and should not be considered legal advice. Our probate attorneys provide legal advice to our clients after talking about the specific circumstances of the client’s situation. Our law firm cannot give you legal advice unless we understand your situation by talking with you. Please contact our law office to receive specific information about your situation.

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Erik J. Broel
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Erik founded the firm in 2009. He sees it as his personal mission to demystify the process of handling an estate or trust, and to help people by making the complex estate process simple and accessible. He believes there is always a better way to do things, and loves finding new and innovative ways to deliver better, more effective service that solves the client’s key problem or issue, and improves the client’s life.

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