Even after one gets all of the estate planning documents prepared and finalized, there are remaining steps under Georgia law to assure that all assets are titled properly and updated to meet current needs. In addition, all beneficiary designations must be reviewed for accuracy. If these matters are incorrect or out of date, there could be unpleasant surprises for one's personal representative and intended beneficiaries who may find that the decedent's property is being distributed to the wrong persons. This puts a big cog in the wheel of an appropriate and smooth-running estate administration & probate process.
The importance of estate planning is clear to many people in Georgia. As a result, they create a will and other important legal documents detailing their wishes, in an attempt to smooth the period following their death for their loved ones. Unfortunately, overlooking certain assets could potentially create complications for the estate administration & probate process.