I am the person's granddaughter but what happened was the property was in my grandmother's name she had dementia back in 2018 or 19 and my uncle came and had her sign the property to him I was told all my life that I would inherit my portion of the property up until last year and then my... View More
If your issue is the bank accounts of the decedent, then let the relevant banks know the decedent has died. Do this in writing as well as in person or on the phone. This should freeze these accounts. If you need to get someone accountable for managing the estate, probate the estate yourself, seek...View More
My nephew’s biological father passed away recently. His name was never on the birth certificate. My nephew was adopted by his stepfather at about the age of three. Does my nephew have any legal rights to any of his biological father’s estate. Also, is he responsible for any financial... View More
If he did not have a will, then Georgia law provides a specific order of priority for who can serve as the administrator of the estate. Typically, the surviving spouse has the first right to serve as the administrator, followed by any adult children.
To begin the process of being appointed...View More
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. In order to determine your son's rights in this situation, it would be best to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable about probate law and estate planning in the state of Georgia.
Generally speaking, if your ex-husband had a valid...View More
In Georgia, a landlord can give a tenant on a month-to-month lease a 60-day notice to vacate without specifying any reason. After the 60 days have passed, if the tenant has not vacated, the landlord can file for an eviction. However, a tenant cannot be evicted in retaliation for requesting repairs....View More
I'm co-Guardian and conservator for disabled brother with sister who recently died. I want to add younger family member with me now. My brother has moved to New county, same state. Do I file original county where order was issued or new residency county
In Georgia, you typically file a petition in the county where the ward (your disabled brother) resides. Since your brother has moved to a new county within the state, you should file the subsequent petition in the probate court of the county where your brother currently resides.
If a conservatorship has already been established in one Georgia county and the ward is later moved to another county within the state, it may be necessary to domesticate the conservatorship in the new county.
Under Georgia law, the conservator of a protected person's estate may file a...View More
Should my lawyer be fighting the caveat since the family member filing has not been seen or a part of our family for 30 years? They are claiming they have proof that my moms will was done under duress which is false. Can they continue to geting the caveat delayed or postpone until all the heirs... View More
Most wills are upheld against caveats. I'm sure they claim a lot of stuff in their caveat. I always do. A caveat will lead to a trial if the issue is not settled before. No reason this should take longer than a year or so and may be handed much faster. Deciding whether the issue is worth...View More
i.e. An adult couple have 2 adult children. 1 spouse/parent dies and the other is incapacitated. Who is likely to get POA and conservatorship of parent? The eldest child was already named primary in a medical directive, and also listed on a STATUTORY FORM POWER OF ATTORNEY on mortgage papers for... View More
My mother and father had multiple joint Banking accounts. My father for some reason kept this one personal checking account as him being the only owner. He developed dementia in his last years of life and tardive dyskinesia secondary to the side effects of a neuroleptic drug (Zyprexia).
Will names your sister as "guardian." Perhaps you mean executor? I think I would be more worried about what is in your father and mother's estate and how to get your fair share of this, rather than weather or not you can sue a bank.
She died 5 years ago. They had a mediation and one brother bought out the other lawyer. Now they want to take the house the car and everything. And the one that lived with her is is disabled. They said in mediation that he agreed to everything but he did not. What can we do
See an estate lawyer in Georgia for help. Presumably, a court has appointed an executor. If you have a problem with how an executor is handling an estate, the usual first step is to demand an accounting of the estate.
If the will was probated, then it should be in the files of the Probate Court of the County where your grandfather lived when he died. This is a public record, and the Probate Court should provide you with a copy of this for a small charge.
If the estate was never closed, then you can...View More
I just had a revocable living trust made with me as the trustee & grantor. Next step is the deed. The legal office isn't helping me with the deed. Told me to either do the deed transfer in my name or my successor trustee. To avoid probate in GA, which is better?
Property should be deeded to the current trustee for the revocable trust. Doing this properly (assuming everything else is correct) should avoid the need for probate with respect to the property as the successor trustee will be able to take charge.
A year's support claim can include property tax avoidance for one year. If there are assets that are in decedent's name those can be claimed in a years support. If the surviving spouse already has title to all the assets, then years support will not be of use.
If there is no will and your sister wanted to be placed in charge of your deceased parent's estate, she would petition the probate court (2 petitions) in the county where your parents lived when they died and ask to be placed in charge of their estates (Administrator).
See a Georgia Estate attorney. A years support claim may be available. There may be problems with the will. Do this soon as once a petition to probate a will has been filed in Georgia, time is limited to file an objection.
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