Los Angeles, CA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia

Q: If one lives and financially assists parent for years and other child contributes nothing can parent give house to them?

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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.

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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, a person can choose to leave their assets to one person over another; however, the only way to ensure this happens is to make sure they have the proper estate planning documents in place. If they do not have a will or a trust leaving the property to whom they 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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