Probate and Estate: What's The Process When Someone Passes Away

Probate is the process of proving a will in court. When a person passes away with a will, it has to be legally accepted by a court of law before the items in the will can be carried out as described. This process is in place to ensure the deceased’s creditors and heirs receive their proper debts and inheritances. Creating a will is strongly encouraged because if a person passes away without a will, Georgia law has authority to distribute the assets as they see fit.