Kansas City, KS asked in Probate for Georgia

Q: I received an Acknowledgment of Service and Assent to Probate Instanter, today. Is it really necessary that I return it?

I am the only other heir that received it. I was omitted from the Will, which is fine by me. My sister didn’t even notify any of family members of the passing of our Father

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Jammie Taire
Jammie Taire
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The answer it depends. If you consent to the proposed executor being named as the executor then you can sign the acknowledgment of service and have no objection to the probate of the will, then you can sign the acknowledgment. You make sure you have reviewed the will and do not see any problems with the petition. You are not required to sign the acknowledgment. If you do not sign the acknowledgment, after the prescribed period, the court will move forward with appointing the petitioner if no one objects. The benefit of the acknowledgment is that is can help speed up the process and not require certain notices.

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Robert W. Hughes Jr.
Robert W. Hughes Jr.
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You are not required to sign any documents. If you choose not to sign and return the documents, a sheriff will serve the documents on you. Even then, you are not required to take any action. If you don't object to the will, your signature will allow the process to proceed more smoothly and quicker.

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