In Georgia, anyone in possession of an original Will after the Will-maker’s death, must file it with the appropriate Probate Court. HOWEVER, that does not mean you must file a Petition to Probate the Will. The following form may be used to file the Will for information purposes only. Source: Cobb County Probate Court (modified […]

The following notices are routinely included with other correspondence from Tenncare. Below are Tenncare’s notices regarding: (1) Estate Recovery, (2) Qualified Income Trusts, and (3) Reporting changes to Tenncare.

In In Re Estate of Penland, 357 Ga. App. 369 (2020), the probate court found that James Ray and Eloise Hadaway violated an in terrorem clause in their mother’s Will when they failed to make certain specific distributions required under the Will and ruled they were disinherited under the Will. The Court of Appeals found […]


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Attorney David McGuffey and the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey, LLC recently announced the launch of DALTON, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2022 / — Attorney David McGuffey and the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey, LLC recently announced the launch of The new site offers information on subjects of interest […]

In In re Estate of Butler, 356 Ga. App. 287 (2020), Anita Butler filed a petition to probate her father’s Will. Other family members filed an objection and caveat. Ultimately the case was settled with Butler agreeing to offer her late father’s will in Vermont in order to transfer a parcel of real estate located […]

In Spence v. Dep’t of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, 359 Ga. App. 603 (2021), Jermaine Spense was involuntarily committed as a hospital inpatient. Spence sought review after the Department sought an order of continued hospitalization of Spence pursuant to OCGA § 37-3-83. On April 18, 2019, the Muscogee County Probate Court entered an order […]

In In re Estate of Brown, 357 Ga. App. 869, 850 S.E.2d 503 (2020), the Fulton County Probate Court appointed Ann Herrera as conservator for Leon Brown in 2011. After Brown died, Herrera filed a petition for letters of administration and Brown’s sister, Linda Glover, objected. Glover argued that Brown was a resident of Henry […]

In 2021 we said goodbye to many well-known celebrities – some famous and some infamous. This list includes many of them: Virgil Abloh Peter Aykroyd Michael Apted Sir David Amess Ed Asner Astro Lisa Banes Ned Beatty Paul Belmondo Lionel Blair Leslie Bricusse Johnny Briggs James Brokenshire Steve Bronski Dieter Brummer Eric Carle John Challis […]

By statute, Georgia law provides that “No common-law marriage shall be entered into in this state on or after January 1, 1997. Otherwise valid common-law marriages entered into prior to January 1, 1997, shall not be affected by this Code section and shall continue to be recognized in this state.” See O.C.G.A. § 19-3-1.1. Still, […]

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