Roswell, GA asked in Probate for Georgia

Q: My Dad passed away and my Mom is the sole beneficiary in his will. Do we need to file his will in probate court?

All accounts are in both their names.

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John W. Chambers Jr
John W. Chambers Jr
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The answer to your questions depends on what property your father owned. If there is property in his probate estate, the person named as executor in the will probably would need to file a petition to probate the will. I recommend that the person named as executor contact a probate attorney, who can advise such person after reviewing pertinent information needed to answer your question. This response is intended to provide general information only, and not legal advice. It does not establish an attorney client relationship.

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