Marietta, GA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia

Q: If only one person is named in the will do any other heirs receive anything

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A: Usually, a surviving spouse and any surviving minor children have certain rights whether they are named in the will as an heir or beneficiary or not. The public policy behind this is that they should not become dependent upon the State because the decedent hasn't provided adequately for their support.

Otherwise, the testator has the freedom to dispose of his property however he/she sees fit.

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Senoia, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: See a Georgia Estate attorney. A years support claim may be available. There may be problems with the will. Do this soon as once a petition to probate a will has been filed in Georgia, time is limited to file an objection.

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