Georgia Last Will & Testament Information
Wills in Georgia allow the testator an opportunity to ensure their spouse, children, and other loved ones, are taken care of upon death. Georgia law allows you to leave property or gifts to charitable organizations.
A Georgia Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:
- The testator must be fourteen years old or older.
- They must also be of ‘sound mind’.
- The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name. However, if a witness is a beneficiary, the gift will be voided unless there are at least two disinterested witnesses as well.
- The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in order to make it valid.
- Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.
- A Georgia resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.
Before a will is accepted by Georgia law, it must be proven in probate court. This is the court-supervised process of distributing the estate of a deceased person. In Georgia, the executor must first request the court to be formally appointed as the personal representative of the state; then the executor is granted “Letters Testamentary” and can distribute assets according to the will’s provisions.
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