What You Should Know As A Personal Representative Of An Estate
Being named as the personal representative of an estate in Gainesville is a significant responsibility. Even for a smaller estate, there can be a lot to accomplish before the estate is considered closed.
With personal property, money and real property on the line, both the state of Georgia and the beneficiaries of the estate are counting on you to be able to complete your duties as the law requires and as your loved one would have intended.
Talking to an estate planning attorney about the responsibilities of being a personal representative can help you understand what you need to do and how to ensure all the details of the estate are covered. The lawyers at Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, can help you learn more about your duties and the steps you need to take.
We Understand The Details
When you are trying to figure out what you need to do as a personal representative of an estate, there can be an overwhelming amount of information on what to do and how to get it done. We can help you with the different aspects of being a personal representative in Georgia, including:
- Paying debts owed by the estate and where that money comes from
- Figuring out what information is important for tax returns
- Filing reports with the probate court
- Closing the estate
Keep in mind that as a personal representative, you are responsible for the details of the estate, which means potentially being liable if something goes wrong. Having an advocate to help you along the way can give you peace of mind.