Navigating The Probate Process For Clients
The death of a loved one is an emotionally draining time for anyone. If you have been named the personal representative of your loved one's estate, you face a significant responsibility during an especially challenging time. For most people, serving as a personal representative (also called an executor or estate administrator) is something they will do no more than once or twice in a lifetime. Personal representatives must complete a number of different tasks. The failure to adequately complete these tasks can lead to significant delays and create serious problems. Whether your loved one died with a will or without one, an attorney can provide essential guidance.
At Lindsey & Lacy, PC, we navigate the probate process for clients across the South Atlanta metro area. Our Peachtree City probate lawyers help people through each aspect of the process. Call us to discuss you legal needs at 770-486-8445.
What Are Personal Representatives Responsible For In Georgia?
In Georgia, personal representatives have a number of duties. For example, the personal representative is responsible for:
- Petitioning the court
- Determining the value of the estate
- Providing sufficient notice to creditors
- Paying valid claims
- Filing tax returns and paying any unpaid taxes
- Distributing the proceeds of the estate to the beneficiaries
The probate process can take time to complete. Further, it is unfortunately common for beneficiaries to have disputes over some part of the deceased's will or estate plan. At Lindsey & Lacy, PC, we can handle contested estates when necessary, but we always strive to successfully guide each client through the probate process as efficiently as possible.
Contact Lindsey & Lacy, PC
We look forward to discussing your legal issue. Call us toll free at 877-634-3188 or 770-486-8445, or email us to schedule a consultation.