Q: I am an adult. My mother passed and dad wants all children to sign a paper giving him all legal rights to everything mom
Had. No will. In Georgia I thought everything goes to spouse when mom passes. Why do we have to sign a paper giving up our rights?
A: In Georgia, a spouse is entitled to no less than 1/3 of an estate with the remainder going to the children. In addition, the spouse can file for year's support and ask for whatever they want. You are not required to sign any papers related to the probate of your mother's estate.
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