We really need more information to fully answer this question; however, remember the GAL does not decide the validity of the will, that is left to the Judge. The Judge takes into consideration the opinion of the GAL but it is just that, an opinion.
I would first like to extend my sympathy regarding the loss of your father. The short answer to your question is yes. You should file a claim against the estate in probate. Sending out a "bill" to your sister is not sufficient. In order to protect your claim a properly filed claim...View More
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Depending on the area where you live, some counties have a probate clinic that allows you to consult with an attorney to answer some questions. You should check with the probate court in the county where the decedent lived.
We were married for 42 years. He has two children by 2 other wife’s, both short marriages. But the oldest was opposing me being named administrator no will so in probate. She has since also passed. What happens now? My brother in law is also saying land he gave us to build on is his since we... View More
First let me extend my condolences regarding your loss. You packed a lot into this question and more than be answered in this response. On a high level, in Georgia, if your spouse did not have a will, the estate passes to you and the children (even adult children) with you taking no less than 1/3....View More
The answer is it depends but most likely not. If the deed has language that includes "joint right of survivorship" then the property passes to you by operation of law. Unfortunately, most deeds do not include this language. If the deed does not have this language then you will need to...View More
Does it state in the Ga law in regards to the new covid laws that someone who is still incarcerated almost 6 months now should be let out into the community pending there finally revocation hearing.. And we have been told that ga laws are on suspension but does the law not state the longest... View More
This question should be posted in the criminal law section. Probate deals with estates of the deceased, guardianship, etc. On another note, if it is a probation revocation hearing, it is because there is an allegation that the terms of the probation have been violated and a hearing is set to...View More
A revocable trust can be a very valuable tool depending on what you are seeking to accomplish. Unlike just doing a will, a revocable trust allows you privacy at the probate process, can allow for easier transfer of assets and helps when you have assets in different states.
Yes. I am not clear on "medical consultant" but a power of attorney can include provisions to allow the agent to access medical records. It is also recommended that an advance directive for healthcare be completed as this will appoint an agent for healthcare decisions.
I am sorry for your loss. There is not quite enough detail to answer this question. You mentioned that the executor of your grandfather's estate; therefore, I assume there was a Will. If the Will gives her discretion in selling the property, then she may sale the property so long as she...View More
I would first like to extend my condolences for your loss. You stated that it was a letter. In Georgia, one of the basic requirements for it to be a valid will is that it must be signed by two (2) witnesses who are not listed. If it is not then it is not "valid".
The answer to this question is it depends. If everyone is alive then you do not necessarily need an attorney and you may be able to simply convey the property with a quitclaim deed. If there is a mortgage on the property, you may want to check the security deed to see if there are penalties...View More
Attorney Hughes is absolutely correct. Although there is no "small estate affidavit" in Georgia, pursuant to the Georgia code, GA Code § 7-1-239 (2018), i"whenever any person dies intestate having a deposit of not more than $10,000.00 in a financial institution, such financial...View More
I understand the court typically assigns the remaining parent as the custodian/manager of the children's life insurance policy. What if you would like to contest this b/c we are extremely concerned that the parent will spend the money left for the children's college and/or future needs... View More
Attorney Coleman is absolutely correct; however, there are instances where the divorce decree did not make provisions for a life insurance policy, what then? Many insurance companies require that the parent/guardian be named as the conservator over the child for purposes of the life insurance...View More
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