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Does being a stepmom mean probate could get heated?

Now that more people, including many here in Georgia, are divorcing and remarrying later in life, some people only get a short time with their new loves. In many cases, the woman survives her new husband since women still tend to live longer than men do. When it comes to settling a deceased husband's estate, simply being a stepmother may increase the likelihood of probate becoming heated.

Probate dispute keeps Charles Manson in the news after his death

Charles Manson is best known throughout the country, including here in Georgia, for being the mastermind behind the murders of nine people, which were carried out by his followers. Over the years and until his death in Nov. 2017, Manson periodically made the news. Many may have thought that his death would be the last time his name made news, but it is back -- this time in probate court.

The duties of a successor trustee in trust administration

Perhaps your loved one asked you to serve as part of his or her estate plan after death. You may have accepted the position, perhaps believing that you would never have to serve. Then, your loved one died, and now you are called into service as your loved one's successor trustee and face dealing with the duties of trust administration here in Georgia.

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