Wills

Understanding what intestate means in Georgia

When someone dies, the probate process begins. If the deceased person left a will, then the estate gets distributed according to the will's instructions. But, if the person died without a will, they died "intestate," and state intestacy laws determine how the estate...

Not every will needs to go through probate

Preparing your will or estate plan is a must in the state of Georgia. This will be the best way to make sure that your property and other assets are divided in the way you wish. However, there are plenty of circumstances under which a will may still have to go through...

Creating a will: what to know before you sign

Just like you would look over important documents like home loans carefully before you sign them, you should take that same approach when it comes to signing a will. There are some legal terms you should be familiar with, and it's best to have a clear idea of how you...

Wills: an overview

If you want your family members to know how to handle your estate and financial affairs when you pass away, you should create a will. Some people even use their wills as a way to express their heartfelt sentiments to their relatives. If your will is well-written and...

What makes a will valid in Georgia?

Each state has its own laws surrounding wills and last testaments. If you live in Georgia, then you need to make sure you understand the state's laws before drafting your will. Two witnesses Georgia requires that two witnesses be present when you sign your will. They...

Preparing a will in Georgia in 4 steps

If you are considering planning your estate, creating a will and the probate process may be on your mind. It is important to think about them, and, ultimately, create a comprehensive will before it is too late. Granted, preparing a will can take time, but being...