Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia

Q: Can parent give inherited house to one child that has never lived nor contributed anything to over another child that

Contributed to financially and took care of parent for years; sidelining her own life to do so. Can one child have that favor?

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3 Lawyer Answers
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Yes.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Yes. People are allowed to choose who to leave their money to.

Jammie Taire
Jammie Taire
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: As the other two attorneys have pointed out, yes, you can choose to leave your assets to one person over another; however, the only way to ensure this happens is to make sure you have the proper estate planning documents in place. If you do not have a will or a trust leaving the property to whom you want, then it will go according to the laws of intestacy. In GA this means if you are not married then it will go equally to your children. So, if there is something specific you want to see happen be sure to contact an attorney to make sure your things go where you want, to whom you want and how you want!

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