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Georgia Estate Planning and Probate Information

Introduction

In a will, a person or testator expresses, in writing, what he (or she) wants done with his property after he dies. Probate is a court proceeding in which final debts are settled and legal title to property is formally passed from the deceased person to his heirs. If a person dies intestate, meaning without a will, Georgia state law determines how to distribute his property.

Estate planning can help individuals avoid conflict, preserve asset assets and minimize liability. Should conflicts arise over wills, guardianships or other probate and estate planning matters, there are a variety of means to solve such problems.


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Individuals may represent themselves in legal matters. Self-help should be considered when possible adverse consequences are relatively modest.

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ADR Options for Estate Planning and Probate:

  • Mediation: Mediation is a recommended approach to resolving legal disputes before resorting to adversarial litigation. Mediation FAQ
  • Arbitration: Arbitration is generally less expensive and time consuming than traditional litigation. Georgia law authorizes arbitration of a wide range of disputes. Arbitration FAQ
  • Hybrid Mediation-Arbitration: Hybrid mediation-arbitration provides parties an opportunity to reach a voluntary settlement of some or all issues in dispute followed by arbitration of issues that the parties are unable to settle voluntarily.
  • Case Evaluation: Case evaluation is an alternative dispute resolution method that is useful in the early stages of litigation.
  • Discovery Audits or Masters: Discovery auditing service is available for litigated cases to help resolve complex discovery issues effectively.

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#7 Beginnerís Guide to Estate Planning: A guide from LegalNature to help with setting up an estate plan (Suggested by Jamie Ward)
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#10 Wills and Life Planning Information: From LegalAid-Ga, Georgia's web site guide to free legal information and legal services. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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