Georgia Probate Courts have jurisdiction over the estates of deceased persons and for the protection of minors and incapacitated persons.  Probate Courts have the authority to issue Letters of Administration when no Will can be found or a Probate Court can appoint an Executor of an Estate when a Will has been found and filed with the Probate Court.  Once appointed, an Administrator or Executor inventory the assets of the Estate, resolve debts, and distribute property according to the decedent’s heirs or distributes property according to the decedent’s Last Will and Testament.  A probate lawyer is frequently needed to ensure that Estate property is legally distributed, and sometimes the services of a probate lawyer are needed to challenge a will on the grounds that it is the product of fraud or undue influence.

In addition to handling Estates, Probate Courts can create guardianships and conservators for minors and adults. If you are concerned that a family member cannot manage his health, finances, property or general well-being, please contact David today so that he can develop a strategy to protect your loved ones.

If a loved one or family member has died, contact David so that he can advise you of your rights and describe the Probate process.  Whether you seek to be named administrator of the Estate, challenge an alleged Will, or if you have concerns about how an Estate is being administered, please contact our firm today.  As a probate lawyer serving Athens, Braselton, Bogart, Comer, Commerce, Danielsville, Greensboro, Homer, Hoschton, Lexington, Jefferson, Madison, Maysville, Statham, Watkinsville, Winder, Barrow County, Banks County, Greene County, Jackson County, Madison County, Morgan County, Oconee County, and Oglethorpe County, he can represent your interests whether you need to seeks Letters of Administration, probate a will, contest an estate, or seek a guardianship or conservatorship.