Augusta Estate Planning Attorney
If you have been named as the administrator of a relative’s estate, it is a sign of how much trust that person placed in you. However, you may be concerned about what is involved in probate, how much time it will take, and whether you could be liable for mistakes.
At The Hawk Firm in Augusta, GA, we are here to guide you through the steps of Georgia probate so you can complete it expeditiously and economically and meet all of the requirements of Georgia law. We also represent heirs who want a lawyer to protect their interests. Call 706-724-8537 to schedule a consultation.
As your probate attorney, we will :
- Provide Legal support for the executor of a will or administrator of an estate
- Act as your guide through the Georgia probate process
- Defend you in any will contests or other probate litigation
What Is Probate?
Probate is the process of settling the estate of a deceased person. Our lawyers will guide you through each of the steps of probate. It includes several steps:
- Filing a petition to have the will submitted into the probate court
- Completing an inventory of all of the assets the deceased person owned
- Publishing legal notice of the proceeding
- Paying legitimate bills the deceased person owed
- Managing assets and overseeing their sale or distribution
- Paying final taxes owed by the deceased person
Is Probate Required In Georgia?
Some assets, such as life insurance policies and IRA accounts, can be distributed directly to the persons who are entitled to receive them by beneficiary designation. If the deceased person planned his or her estate with a trust, probate may not be necessary.
If you are faced with the task of probating a will, call 706-724-8537 or complete our contact form. We handle cases in greater Augusta, GA, area and throughout the state of Georgia.