Legal Briefs

How Probate Works If There is No Will

In a previous Legal Brief on How Probate Works, we discussed the process. Now we’ll take a look at what happens If there is no Will and the court has to name an administrator. How does that work? If there isn't a Will, or the Will fails to name an executor, the...

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Navigating the Probate Process

Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone dies so that an orderly and legal distribution of one’s assets can occur according to their wishes. As in every case in Georgia, the probate process begins with filing a petition. Once a petition is filed,...

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Know When You Need A Lawyer

Many people think of lawyers in adversarial roles, arguing one side or the other in a courtroom dispute. But there are times when a lawyer can play a more personal hand-holding role, simply helping someone get through a major crisis or a big decision in their life....

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State Bar Has Programs to Assist Public

The State Bar of Georgia’s Consumer Assistance Program is a clearinghouse for the public. The Consumer Assistance Program helps identify a person's problem and which State Bar department may be able to help. Most of the time, people are just looking for direction for...

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The Role of the State Bar of Georgia

All lawyers in Georgia are members of the State Bar of Georgia. The State Bar has been around in some form since the late 1800s when it was called the Georgia Bar Association. It was not until the 1960s that all lawyers in the state were required to be members of the...

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Getting Selected for Jury Duty

Almost all of us have gotten that envelope in the mail with the words Jury Summons across the front. It’s the way American citizens participate in the judiciary branch of the government. It may seem like an inconvenience, but jurors play a vital role in our court...

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