Georgia - Legal Resources
What Happens Without a Will?
If a Georgia resident dies without a legal will stating explicit wishes for division of property, then the property and assets are divided by the state. In the state of Georgia, the laws have a predetermined method of distributing assets and property based on the closest blood relation. The laws are unable to take into account the quality of these relationships. Once someone dies without a will, their family completely loses control of their deceased family member's estate. A will protects those who an elderly family member truly cared about.
Georgia Law Resources
Atlanta Legal Aid: Information on Georgia will and estate distribution laws. This site provides information regarding intestacy in the state of Georgia and explains what happens when a family member dies without a will.
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