Asked in Copyright, Estate Planning and Family Law for Georgia

Q: My family is pressuring me to do a last will, so that if parents die and I do too, no probate. I have Intellectual Prop.

2 elderly parents, 3 siblings in all. GA. Parents are leaving real estate, investment holdings into 3 trusts for each kid. Eldest sibling is executor. Problematic relationship with the family. I have some debt, but also quarterly income from film and TV music I've written/produced for the past 15 years. That has value thru my life+70 years. They're saying get a boilerplate last will done, notarized, or it will put the rest of parents' wills into probate if I die. For me, it's more complicated than a 3-page statement, and honestly at 53, not sure where I'd like my music legacy to go (back to my siblings, to a charity?). It's more than a financial consideration. I'm asking for time to sort this out, but getting weekly pressure to give them some sort of document. Do my parents even need official documents from me for them to finalize their wills? Also, this pressure is coming from the eldest, executor, who's convinced I don't have much time left.

What sort of attorney would I seek out?

2 Lawyer Answers
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Answered
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You would need to contact an attorney who specializes in probate matters, to include wills and trusts.

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Kathryn Perales agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Nobody can force you to do a will. That’s a decision you make for yourself. If you feel it’s a good idea, however, you should consult with a family attorney who handles such issues. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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