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If she has assets you will need to make application for court supervised probate.I am assuming she has no will.You will be named administrator and have authority to then act on her behalf to gather assets, create state account, pay creditors, etc.The laws of intestacy for Georgia control who inherits.
see form 3 here for application for probate.
Expect this to take about a year start to finish as court must approve everything--this is called dependent administration.
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Who Gets What in Georgia?
Under intestate succession, who gets what depends on whetheror not you have living children, parents, or other close relatives when youdie. Here’s a quick overview:
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