Baxley, GA asked in Probate and Public Benefits for Georgia

Q: My husband was shot in his home about a week ago. We are legally married, but we've been separated for a while now.2kids

So I would like to know we what I should do. Also am I or my children entitled anything? He did not have a will or insurance. I could really use some help and guidance. Thank you

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

A: As his wife, you are entitled to 1/3 of his estate and a year's support. His children are entitled to the remaining 2/3 and if they are under 18, they are entitled to a year's support as well. The separation is a non issue. Find a lawyer specializing in probate law. Because probate law is standard throughout the state, you can get a lawyer anywhere in Georgia to help you.

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