Decatur, GA asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Georgia

Q: What goes in order under O.C.G.A § 53-7-40 (2019) ?

1. Salary payable to Erma’s nurse-companion for a week prior to Erma’s death.

2. State inheritance tax due on a devise to Erma from her brother, who predeceased her.

3. Attorney’s fee payable to a lawyer who advised Erma during a real estate transaction.

4. Claim for services rendered by the Cahill Funeral Home.

5. Claim from the United States Commissioner of Internal Revenue for income tax unpaid in the previous year.

6. Sherwin’s executor’s bond.

7. Unpaid installment on an automobile owned jointly by Erma and Sherwin

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

A: It would be too difficult to give you specific advice on this issue. You are getting into the world of liability for making wrong decisions. You should hire a lawyer, take all of your documents in to the lawyer and let him give you great advice.

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