Many Georgia residents feel relief once they execute a plan to care for loved ones after they pass away. However, the work is not always done once the documents are signed. In order to ensure that an individual's wishes will be appropriately carried out, it might be necessary to take additional steps. Otherwise, a smooth estate administration and probate could turn into a complicated mess.
For example, when a woman was diagnosed with cancer, she and her second husband went to an attorney to set up an estate plan. As part of that plan, her estate was to be divided equally between her husband and her two children from a previous marriage. Once the documents were signed, they believed that everything was in place to make that happen.