If the will is not valid or it is contested, the court reviews and rules on the matter. Will contests are brought on the grounds of fraud, undue influence, lack of capacity, a failure to follow formalities, or cases where there is more than one will presented. You may need a Georgia estate attorney if your interest in a will is contested, or if you wish to contest a will if you suspect any grounds for invalidation. We represent heirs, beneficiaries, personal representatives, executors and administrators in contested matters.
If a person dies without a will, the process in the probate court becomes more complicated. That is why it is so important to create a will; it saves your loved ones from going through a lengthy court process after your death. Our attorneys collaborate with the estate’s Personal Representative or Executor to administer probate duties such as collecting and appraising assets, selling assets to pay debts and taxes and distributing any remaining assets to the intended beneficiaries. We also help you close the estate and obtain a court-ordered discharge from your appointed duties.
Our team of estate planning and probate attorneys understand that planning your financial affairs after your death is a difficult process. Probate court can be especially stressful to navigate. You are not alone. We provide sound legal counsel with compassion and professionalism. You can trust that our team at Baker & Summy, PC will put your physical and financial assets in safe hands so that you never have to worry about the future. Make an appointment today by calling 404-566-4535 or finding us online at basattorneys.com. We look forward to partnering with you.