I understand your predicament from a tax standpoint, but I would leave out the guardian designation. A minor, by definition, will have his/her assets controlled by a parent or legal guardian. The trouble, of course, is that he/she can get her hands on the IRA proceeds upon reaching the age 18.
The statute is in Ga Code section 53-2-1. I copied it in its entirety below. There's also a fine worksheet for making this determination at gaprobate.org here: http://www.gaprobate.org/forms/forms10/060509+determination+of+heirs+wor...
§ 53-2-1. Determining heirs of decedent who died...Read more »
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