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Experienced Georgia Estates Attorney Guides You Through Probate

The process of probate typically accompanies a painful emotional loss. The knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorneys at Magruder & Sumner ease the stress of probating your loved one’s estate and guide executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.

The process of probate

Most executors have never or only rarely probated a will and know little about the process. Magruder & Sumner can guide you through the complex probate process, including:

  • Filing the will with the appropriate Georgia county probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate
  • Valuing and managing the estate

    Magruder & Sumner assists executors with the arduous tasks of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating assets of an estate. Magruder & Sumner has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

    Probate disputes

    Even for seemingly straightforward estates, disputes between beneficiaries sometimes arise. Magruder & Sumner’s professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interest of our clients to preserve cordial family relationships, Magruder & Sumner is adept at mediating disputes. That said, the they assertively defend the client’s beneficiary rights within the Georgia probate court when doing so is necessary.