Within the Georgia state law framework, there are particular papers governing estate relations. When the deceased has left no will stating how their property should be shared out, the descendants can still claim the property using the Georgia Small Estate Affidavit Form.
The small estate affidavit permits the rightful descendants to lay claim on the decedent’s estate without having to go to the courts. Georgia state law declares these people as descendants of the deceased:
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The Georgia Small Estate Affidavit Form, unlike other states’ SEA forms, doesn’t set conditions regarding the total value of the property left by the deceased. However, the claimant cannot use the form to claim more than $10,000 from the deceased’s bank account.
Georgia rules and laws touching on property transfer are contained in two main documents:
2018 Georgia Code
According to this legal paper, even if the deceased has a deposit of more than 10,000 USD, descendants can get any sum up to the 10,000 UDS, not more. Descendants can claim a property item only if no other heir has a claim on it.
2018 Georgia Code
The affidavit form has to be completed in the county of the deceased person’s residence.
|Min. Time to Wait After Death||Not specified|
|Filing Fee||Appr. $225|
|State Laws||Georgia Code, Sections 7-1-239 and 7-1-239.1|
Fill in the Petitioner’s Details
Enter the petitioner’s full name, address, and the current date.
Enter the Deceased Person’s Details
Register the full name, date of the death, and the former address of the one who passed away.
Give the Heirs’ Details
Write their addresses, names, and how they relate to the decedent.
Declare that no other heir has a claim on the subject property item.
Register the Decedent’s Property
Give details of the deceased person’s estate, including its location and estimated/exact value.
Present Details of the Decedent’s Liabilities
If the decedent had debts, list them down in detail.
Sign the Document
Two people must sign the form before the clerk of the Probate Court of Georgia.
Deliver the Paper to the Probate Secretary
Send the completed form to the clerk of the Probate Court and pay the required taxes.