Special Instructions & Information

Newspaper Notice
If notice in the newspaper is required/requested, then separate payment and publication arrangements must be made with the Times Georgian Newspaper. Please understand that the Probate Court is not responsible for the publication of legal citations.

Self-Proving Affidavit

If the will does not contain a Self-Proving Affidavit, then the petitioner must file Standard Form #6 - Interrogatories to Witness to Will at the time he files the petition to probate the will. The answers to the interrogatories to the will must be filled out by a witness to the will, but the top portion may be completed by the witness, the Petitioner or the Petitioner’s attorney.

Survivors of the Decedent
If the decedent is survived by a spouse and/or minor children, they may consider filing for Year’s Support.