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Dying Without a Will

Atlanta Intestacy Lawyer

If your loved one has died leaving property and there is no valid will, you may be worried about how assets will be distributed. The State of Georgia has enacted laws to address this contingency. You want an experienced attorney to protect your interests, though, someone who understands the law and the process, who has represented others in similar situations.

At the office of Patrick J. Gibbs, P.C., Attorney at Law, I bring more than 35 years of legal practice experience to people in and around Roswell. For the last 20 years, I have focused on estate planning and probate matters. I believe in taking a comprehensive approach, looking at all aspects of your situation to help you find solutions that meet your needs in a cost effective way.

When Your Loved One Dies Without a Will

Contrary to popular belief, dying without a will does not mean that the state takes your property. Georgia has enacted statutes, called intestacy laws, that set forth the specific provisions for the distribution of an estate when someone dies without a will. Simply knowing the percentages established by the law won't help you complete the probate process, though. You will still need to have an administrator appointed, and a fiduciary bond (requiring payment of a bond premium) may be required for that administrator.

At my office, I will quickly and efficiently handle all matters when your loved one dies without a will. If you are the spouse, I can get you named as the administrator of the estate and, if necessary, assist you in establishing a conservatorship for any minor children. I will file all necessary documents required by the probate court and will be your advocate in all hearings or proceedings throughout the process. If there are children from a previous marriage, I can also protect your rights and your interest in the estate's property.

Contact Me

For a private meeting with an experienced Roswell intestate succession attorney, contact my office online or call me at 770-645-4990. Flexible appointment times are available to accommodate your schedule.

This site is established for general information only. The discussion of legal issues should not be construed to constitute formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Persons accessing this site are encouraged to seek independent counsel for advice regarding their individual legal issues. Persons not residing in the State of Georgia should be aware that the law in other states may differ materially from some of the legal principles discussed here.

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