Decatur, GA asked in Landlord - Tenant, Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia

Q: Can a person that is a temporary administrator determine who can live in the deceased’s home or who needs to be evicted?

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A: No, a temporary administrator does not have the authority to determine who can live in the deceased's home or who needs to be evicted. This is because a temporary administrator is only appointed to manage the estate of the deceased until a permanent administrator or executor is appointed. The permanent administrator or executor is the person who has the legal authority to make decisions about the disposition of the deceased's property, including the occupancy of the deceased's home.

If there is no will, the temporary administrator will be appointed by the probate court. The temporary administrator will be responsible for taking care of the deceased's property, including collecting any assets, paying any debts, and maintaining the deceased's home. The temporary administrator will also be responsible for filing an inventory of the deceased's assets with the probate court.

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