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THE GEORGIA ESTATE TIMETABLE IN PROBATE COURT — WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND WHEN WILL I GET MY MONEY?

As an Atlanta, Georgia probate attorney, possibly the most frequent “Georgia probate lawyer question” I receive from the heirs and beneficiaries concerning the administration of a Georgia estate in county probate court is: How long will this take? (Or, should I say: “When will I get my money?”). My response depends heavily on how fast your Georgia probate law firm can get the petition completed for acknowledgment and perfect service on the heirs or beneficiaries, file the petition with the Georgia probate court, and how long you will be waiting on the probate court to rule on the petition.

Oftentimes, when there is no objection to the petition, the Georgia probate court will not require that a hearing be held, and issue an order opening or granting that administration of the estate begin. This, in large part, depends on the Georgia County Probate Court’s satisfaction with the petition for probate, the parties involved, and the detail and care with which the petition is drafted and filed and how this petition meets all the legal requirements set forth under Georgia probate law. This is notwithstanding any caveat/objection to the petition, which can prolong the process tremendously. My experience is that hiring an experienced Georgia probate lawyer can make the Georgia estate administration and Georgia probate process much faster and smoother.


Furthermore, do not let a let geographical distance be to your disadvantage. Our Firm represents numerous clients from other states with matters pending in Georgia probate courts. We are here to assist you from wherever you may be located and have the technical and communicative skills to do so effectively and cost efficiently.

Additionally, if you feel parties will act in a manner inconsistent with fairness or engaging in self-dealing, please know The Libby Law Firm, LLC represents administrators, executors, heirs, beneficiaries, estates, and personal representatives in all stages of Georgia estate administration and Georgia probate matters. Our Firm has extensive experience in Georgia probate guidance; Georgia probate disputes; Georgia probate litigation matters; and, estate mediation. Please feel free to contact us (404) 467-8611 to see how we can assist you. Please also feel free to send us a confidential e-mail Web Site contact us form. The Libby Law Firm is conveniently located in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, GA near the intersection of Piedmont and Roswell Roads.