Probate Property Advisors

TJ McGraw

Welcome to Probate Property Advisors, your go-to for comprehensive insights into probate real estate! This channel is all about the probate process, probate property, and probate real estate in Fayette County, GA; probate in Coweta County, GA and Henry County, GA. Navigating the complex world of probate real estate can be daunting, but fear not – we're here to guide you every step of the way. What We Offer: Probate Real Estate Insights: Dive deep into the intricacies of probate and probate real estate, gaining a thorough understanding of the process, legalities, and best practices. Education: To learn more about the Probate Process and Probate Real Estate in Fayette County, GA; Coweta County, GA and Henry County, GA, subscribe.▶ for regular updates, expert insights, and a supportive community that understands the unique challenges you face as we demystify probate real estate together. read less
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Conversation with a Probate Attorney
Jan 17 2024
Conversation with a Probate Attorney
Introduction: - Are you uncertain about the need for an attorney in the probate process? Are you facing the role of an executor and feeling overwhelmed? In this episode, we're joined by Leanne Sears, an experienced attorney from Wessels and Gerber in Georgia, specializing in probate and real estate transactions. Segment 1: Meet Leanne Sears - Leanne highlights Wessels and Gerber's focus on real estate transactions (primarily residential) and assisting families with probate. - Explains the connection between real estate and probate, emphasizing the importance of handling inherited properties. Segment 2: Understanding Probate - Leanne clarifies the misconception that having a will means immediate action, highlighting the probate process's role in validating the will. - Describes probate as the process of proving a will's authenticity in the local probate court where the deceased lived. - Emphasizes the need for a death certificate, the original will, and communication with heirs to move forward in probate. Segment 3: Taking the First Steps - Leanne advises taking time to grieve and prioritize funeral arrangements before diving into probate. - Discusses the importance of having a death certificate and determining the rightful heirs according to state statutes. - Acknowledges the differences in probate timelines, ranging from a few weeks in straightforward cases to potentially months in complicated situations. Segment 4: Probate Without a Will - Explores the scenario of probate when there is no will, highlighting the state's laws of intestacy. - Emphasizes the need for an administrator, appointed by the court, to handle the estate's affairs in the absence of a will. Segment 5: Timelines and Complications - Leanne provides a general timeline for probate, discussing the variations based on different factors. - Highlights the potential complications, such as disagreements among heirs, which can extend the probate process. - Stresses the importance of contacting the local probate court for specific information tailored to the jurisdiction. Segment 6: Handling Missing Heirs - Discusses the challenges of dealing with missing heirs and the steps involved in attempting to locate them. - Explains the legal processes, including publishing notices to heirs, when an heir is missing or unresponsive. Segment 7: Probate Costs and Attorney Involvement - Leanne discusses the costs associated with probate, providing an estimate for a straightforward case. - Emphasizes the value of hiring an attorney to ensure the process is handled correctly and avoid potential complications. - Highlights the importance of obtaining letters of testamentary or letters of administration to act on behalf of the estate. Segment 8: Executor's Responsibilities - Explores the responsibilities of an executor, particularly when outlined in a well-drafted will. - Advises against DIY probate due to the complexities involved and potential title issues that could arise. - Emphasizes the executor's fiduciary duty and the need to set up an estate bank account for proper fund distribution. Segment 9: Common Issues and Disputes - Addresses common issues in probate, including family disputes over personal property. - Recommends keeping personal property lists separate from wills to avoid challenges. - Discusses the importance of simplicity in wills to minimize potential conflicts among heirs. Segment 10: Letters of Testamentary - Explains the significance of letters of testamentary or letters of administration as the document granting authority to act on behalf of the estate. - Compares them to the golden snitch in the Harry Potter series, representing the endgame in the probate process. Conclusion: - TJ expresses gratitude to Leanne for sharing valuable insights into the probate process. - Reiterates the importance of seeking legal guidance for probate matters and provides contact information for Wessels and Gerber. Outro: - If you have further questions or need assistance with
What is probate? A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding the Probate Process
Dec 6 2023
What is probate? A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding the Probate Process
What is Probate? (Understanding the Probate Process) Welcome to Probate Property Advisors! In today's insightful video, TJ takes you through the intricate world of probate, answering the: What is probate? What is Probate: A Step-by-Step Guide Join TJ as he simplifies the complex probate process, breaking down each step with clarity and precision. While the process may vary across states and counties, this overview provides a solid foundation for understanding its nuances. ‍⚖️ Meet TJ, Your Guide in Probate: TJ, your expert guide from Probate Property Advisors, brings years of experience to demystify probate and explain its inner workings. Have questions? We're just a phone call away, ready to provide further clarification on any topic covered in our videos. The Probate Process Unveiled: Starting with the delivery of the will to the local probate court, TJ guides you through the formalities, from the petition for probate to the certification of the personal representative. Learn about testate and intestate scenarios and the subsequent filing of the formal petition with the court. Roles of the Executor / Personal Representative: Discover the crucial responsibilities of the personal representative, from navigating a four-month claims period to identifying, gathering, and securing estate assets. TJ emphasizes the meticulous approach needed to ensure a smooth process. Managing Assets and Final Distribution: Learn about the detailed tasks undertaken by the personal representative, including asset management, debt settlement, and the safeguarding of titles. The video explores the final petition filing and the subsequent asset distribution, all approved by the probate court. ⌛ How long does probate take? (Understanding Probate Duration): Delve into the factors influencing the probate timeline, from locating heirs to potential disputes. TJ provides valuable insights into why a meticulous personal representative is crucial to minimizing complications and delays. Is Probate Necessary? (Why Probate Matters): Uncover the essential reasons for probate, such as transferring property ownership, resolving tax obligations, and providing a legally mandated deadline for creditor claims. TJ sheds light on the significance of probate in the seamless distribution of an estate's property. Stay Informed, Stay Empowered: If you found this information valuable, don't forget to Subscribe and tap the bell. For more in-depth insights into probate and real estate, stay tuned to Probate Property Advisors. Your journey to understanding probate continues – see you soon! For more information visit us on the web: https://probatepropertyadvisors.com/  https://www.youtube.com/@ProbatePropertyAdvisors Call today for more information: (678) 235-8951