1. Why do I need a will? Top
Unexpected death can wreak havoc among your loved ones not only emotionally, but also in your legal matters. In order to avoid this as much as possible you can leave a will, where you can leave instructions on how your property will be disposed of after your death. In it you can also leave instructions on who will take care of your children, if you have any.
2. What happens if I die without leaving a will? Top
If you do not leave a will, your estate will be disposed of according to the laws of the State of Georgia. In Georgia, your spouse and descendants will get your estate pending some limitations. There are also some costs involved in probing your estate. If your children are under 18 years old, their portion of the inheritance will not be available until they turn 18, which may make it difficult for your surviving spouse to sustain them.
3. What are the requirements for having a will? Top
You must be at least 18 years old and of sound mind, and the will must be in written form and signed and witnessed according to the laws of the State of Georgia.
4. How long is a will valid for? Top
A will is valid indefinitely unless it is modified or invalidated. You should remember this and consider making changes if you marry, divorce, acquire more property, or move to another state.