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Probate and Trusts
We are very pleased to announce that Mark Stuckey of our firm recently convinced a probate court that a missing original will was not deliberately destroyed by the testator (the person who wrote the will). The result is that the beneficiaries, who had a copy of the will, will receive the inheritance left to them...
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We are again very happy to report a successful outcome for one of our deserving clients. Our client obtained a divorce from her husband in 2002. The trial court ordered her husband to maintain a life insurance policy in the amount of $250,000 and to name our client as the beneficiary. Several years after the...
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If you believe a Will being offered to probate does not reflect the true final wishes of your loved one, you are on a very tight time table to challenge that Will:  YOU HAVE ONLY 13 DAYS TO CHALLENGE THE WILL! We are pleased to announce we have defeated yet another Will being offered for...
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Do You Know Who Your Parents Are?   It is easy for each of us to assume our parents are who we were raised to believe them to be.  Before DNA tests were readily available, if your Mom or Dad told you that they were your parent, and if your birth certificate confirmed that, there...
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AnotherVICTORYin Probate Court!   We are pleased to announce another successful outcome involving the removal of an executor who would not handle his duties.  In this case, three siblings had placed their faith in their fourth sibling for more than eight years as he refused to sell their father’s home.  All four children were due...
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Many of us know people who have dedicated their lives to caring for elderly parents, other family members or acquaintances with disabilities. It is a continuous, unrelenting, and sometimes thankless job. For non-caregivers, it often feels like someone else’s problem. As attorneys, with a primary focus on elder care, estate planning and probate work, we...
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What can you do if an Executor or Administrator (Personal Representative) is not performing his job? Executors for an estate are nominated in the Will to handle all estate matters. The Executor must be approved by the Probate Court as part of probating the Will. Administrators are appointed to handle an estate when a person...
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You should complete Ga. Probate Form No. 10. Georgia probate forms are required when filing petitions with the probate court. Use probate form No. 10. You must be specific in requesting the property that you want the court to award you. You may ask for real estate or personal property. The law requires you to...
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  There comes a time in many of our lives when we believe our parents are unable to care for themselves any longer. If you are in that situation, you should understand what you can do outside of having legal authority over your parents and what you can do if you have a court Order. ...
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VOTE NO TO Constitutional Amendment THREE The Georgia General Assembly, apparently upset that one of its members had been removed as a judge by the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC), has decided that the JQC is corrupt and does not properly discipline the judges in this State. The Legislature’s solution for the problem they described is...
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