Fayetteville, GA asked in Probate for Georgia

Q: In the state of Georgia is there a statue of limitation for a will to be File in probate court

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Janelle Johnson
Janelle Johnson
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Under GA Code 53-5-3, a will shall not be offered for probate following the expiration of five years from the latest date on which a petition is filed for: (1) The appointment of a personal representative of the decedent's estate; or (2) An order that no administration is necessary on the decedent's estate; provided, however, that the will of a testator who died prior to January 1, 1998, may be offered for probate at least until December 31, 2002.

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