Probate | Estate Administration
In order to have authority to administer the Estate, the person named in the Will as Executor must file a petition with the probate court requesting that the court issue Letters Testamentary. If there is no Will, the heirs can nominate someone to serve as the Administrator, who will be required to file an inventory of the assets, as well as annual accountings.
The Executor or Administrator (the term Personal Representative includes both) is responsible for locating, identifying and taking possession of the deceased’s probate assets; this is called ‘marshaling the assets.’ Probate assets can include bank accounts, investments, personal effects and real estate.
Georgia law sets forth guidelines for the order in which estate debts are to be paid. If there are not enough assets to pay all the creditors, the lowest on the list shall not be paid. When all the creditors, expenses of administration and taxes have been paid, distributions to the beneficiaries may be made according to the provisions of the Will, or to the heirs according to the rules of intestacy.
When the estate has been completely administered, the Personal Representative should apply to the probate court for discharge from office and all liability.
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Coleman Legal Group, LLC handles cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainseville, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Midtown, Inman Park, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings and Smyrna.
Our Georgia attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.
Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Immigration, Bankruptcy and Business Law. We have two convenient offices located at:
Alpharetta Georgia Office
5755 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
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659 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
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