During times of grief, family members in Georgia often react in ways that are unexpected. For some, the death of a loved one pushes people apart during a time that should bring people together. Such conflict often complicates the estate administration and probate process, especially if there is no estate plan in place.
Many people in Georgia who are considering the estate planning process receive advice from well-intentioned friends and family members. Unfortunately, unless these family members are trained and worked in the field, this advice can often be erroneous, leading people to make decisions that could ultimately harm those who work to settle an estate after his or her passing. Fully understanding the elements of an estate plan, including wills and trusts, can help ensure that a person's family does not face a difficult situation involving the estate.
Most people in Georgia know of the importance of estate planning. While they create wills, they may overlook the importance of the creation process. For example, having neutral professionals draft estate planning documents can help prevent confusion and distrust. Unfortunately, an out-of-state woman has made accusations about the validity of her father's will.