Georgia Probate Form GPCSF 32

Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers

Everything you need to know about Georgia Form GPCSF 32, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related GA probate forms.

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About Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers is a commonly used form within Georgia. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

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GA Form GPCSF 32, which may also referred to as Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers, is a probate form in Georgia. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Atticus Fast Facts About Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers:

  • This form pertains to the State of Georgia

  • The official Georgia source for this form is here.

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about ’s Form GPCSF 32 - Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form GPCSF 32

Step 1 - Download the correct Georgia form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Georgia probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form GPCSF 32, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in GA are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form GPCSF 32 online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form GPCSF 32 witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Georgia.

5 reasons you should submit GPCSF 32 as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Georgia can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Georgia. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of Georgia is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Georgia probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Georgia probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form GPCSF 32, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form GPCSF 32 Online

Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Georgia probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Georgia.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form GPCSF 32 - Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Georgia probate court office.

Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Georgia-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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GA Form GPCSF 32, which may also referred to as Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers, is a probate form in Georgia. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Did you know?

  • Form GPCSF 32 - Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers is a probate form in Georgia.

  • Georgia has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Georgia.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in Georgia, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
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The Exact Text on Form GPCSF 32

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Georgia Form GPCSF 32 - Petition By Personal Representative For Waiver Of Bond, Waiver Of Reports, Waiver Of Statements And/or Grant Of Certain Powers. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

GPCSF 32 [i] Eff. July 2021 PETITION BY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR WAIVER OF BOND, WAIVER OF REPORTS, WAIVER OF STATEMENTS, AND/OR GRANT OF CERTAIN POWERS INSTRUCTIONS I. Specific Instructions 1. This form is to be used by an administrator, administrator with will annexed, or executor who has already been appointed when filing a petition for waiver of bond, waiver of reports, waiver of statements, and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. § 53-12-261 and pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 53-7-1 (b). 2. Unanimous consent of the heirs to the personal representative’s petition is required, or the beneficiaries if the decedent died testate. O.C.G.A. § 53-11-2 provides that a party to a probate court proceeding concerning a decedent’s estate who is unborn or unknown or is not sui juris must be represented by a guardian provided that the Court may appoint a guardian ad litem or determine that the natural guardian, guardian, conservator, or testamentary guardian has no conflict and may serve. If a guardian ad litem is necessary because a party is not sui juris, use GPCSF Supplement 1. For purposes of the consent required, with respect to any heir who is not sui juris, such consent may be given by such guardian ad litem, natural guardian, guardian, conservator, or testamentary guardian. The personal representative of a post deceased heir or beneficiary is authorized to consent on behalf of that heir or beneficiary. 3. Signatures of those who acknowledge service must be sworn to before a notary public or the clerk of any probate court of this State. An attorney at law may acknowledge service on behalf of his/her client; however, the attorney must certify that he or she currently represents that individual with regard to the pending matter and, in order to comply with O.C.G.A. § 53-11-6, the attorney’s signature must be sworn to as provided above. It is not necessary that all acknowledgments appear on the same page. With regard to a power of attorney, the attorney-in-fact may acknowledge service on behalf of the grantor of the power, provided that the power of attorney grants such authority, the signature of the attorney-in-fact is attested, a copy of the power of attorney is attached, and the attorney-in-fact certifies that the copy is a true copy and is still in effect. 4. Notice must be published once a week for four weeks. 5. The relief sought in this petition and provided in the order is not retroactive. 6. If bond has been posted, and waiver of bond is sought for the future, check with the bonding compan(y)(ies) to obtain the necessary bond description to be placed in the petition and order and to coordinate this matter with the bonding compan(y)(ies). 7. In the event the assets are to be distributed according to a will, only the beneficiaries need to be listed in paragraph 5 of the petition and a completed definitive statement in paragraph 4 of the petition is not required. In the event the decedent died intestate (without a will), paragraph 4 of the petition requires that a definitive statement be made to show to the Court that the persons named in paragraph 3 of the petition constitute GPCSF 32 [ii] Eff. July 2021 each and every heir of the decedent and that there are not additional heirs of the same or closer degree according to O.C.G.A. § 53-2-1. These facts must allow the Court to rule out the possibility that there may be other heirs of the same or closer degree who have not been listed. Provide the date of death of any deceased heirs. The personal representative of a post deceased heir or beneficiary is authorized to consent on behalf of that heir or beneficiary. O.C.G.A. § 53-7-1. When a party to a proceeding is a post deceased heir whose estate has no personal representative, such deceased heir’s estate may be represented in the proceedings by a guardian ad litem. O.C.G.A. § 53-11-2 (b). A person’s heirs are determined at the time of that person’s death. A close relative must be alive at the time the decedent dies to be an heir. If an heir who outlived the decedent subsequently dies, that post deceased heir must be represented by the personal representative of his or her estate or by a guardian ad litem. [If you are uncertain how to determine the heirs of a decedent, refer to the “Heirs Determination Worksheet” available from the probate court or at www.gaprobate.gov.] Examples of such statement would be: (a) “Decedent was or was not married at the time of his death and had no children born, adopted, living, or deceased, other than listed herein”; (b) “Decedent had no other siblings half or whole other than those listed herein”; and (c) “Decedent’s brother who died previously had no other children born, adopted, living, or deceased, other than listed herein.” 8. Use GPCSF Supplement 3 when an additional certificate of service is necessary. 9. Exhibits should be labeled at the bottom of each exhibit as “Exhibit A,” “Exhibit B,” etc. in consecutive order. The corresponding letter of each said exhibit should be inserted into the appropriate place in the form. 10. According to Uniform Probate Court Rule 5.6 (A), unless the Court specifically assumes the responsibility, it is the responsibility of the petitioner to prepare the proper citation and deliver it properly so it can be served according to law. All pages after the notice regarding Uniform Probate Court Rule 5.6 (A) are to be completed by the moving party, unless otherwise directed by the Court. II. General Instructions General instructions applicable to all Georgia Probate Court Standard Forms are available in each probate court or at www.gaprobate.gov, labeled GPCSF 1. GPCSF 32 [1] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) PETITION BY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR WAIVER OF BOND AND/OR GRANT OF CERTAIN POWERS The petition of __________________________________________________________, [Full name(s) of petitioner(s)] First Middle Last whose physical address(es) is/are __________________________________________________, Street City County State Zip Code and mailing address(es) is/are ____________________________________________________, Street City County State Zip Code shows to the Court the following: 1. ______________________________________________________________________, [Full name of decedent] First Middle Last whose place of domicile was _____________________________________________________, Street City County State Zip Code departed this life on ________________________, 20_____. 2. [Initial one] _____ (a) The above-named decedent died with a last will and testament (the decedent’s “will”) dated ______________________________________ (and codicil(s) dated _______________ ________________), that (has been)(will be)(is hereby, as a petition for probate is being filed simultaneously) offered for probate. [Add below the name(s) of the person(s) to be appointed, and attach the final order and letters of a ppointment, if any, as “Exhibit ____.”] _____________________________________________________________________________ [Full name of person to be appointed] First Middle Last _____________________________________________________________________________ [Full address] Street City County State Zip Code Telephone Number: _____________________________ GPCSF 32 [2] Eff. July 2021 _____ (b) The above-named decedent died intestate (without a will). (_________________, administrator(s) was/were issued letters of administration concerning the above- referenced estate by this Court on ___________________________, 20___.) [Add below the name(s) of the appointed administrator(s) and attach the final order and letters of appointment as “Exhibit ____.”] _____________________________________________________________________________ [Full name of person to be appointed] First Middle Last _____________________________________________________________________________ [Full address] Street City County State Zip Code Telephone Number: _____________________________ 3. If decedent died intestate (without a will), list below all of the decedent’s heirs at law. Each listing should include the name, age or majority status, address, and relationship to decedent. All those listed are sui juris (having the legal ability to manage one’s own affairs) unless otherwise noted. Name Age (or over 18) Address Relationship ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ 4. [Initial one] _____ (a) A petition to probate will has been granted; therefore, a definitive statement is not required. _____ (b) The decedent died intestate (without a will); therefore, a definitive statement is made below. GPCSF 32 [3] Eff. July 2021 Required: [Provide sufficient factual information to enable the Court to conclude that all of the heirs of the decedent are included and that there are no heirs of the same or closer degree according to O.C.G.A. § 53-2-1. Provide the names of any deceased heirs and include the date of death for each (see instructions for further clarification.) Also, state here all pertinent facts that may govern the method of giving notice to any person and that may determine whether or not a guardian ad litem should be appointed for any person. If any heirs listed above are cousins, grandchildren, nephews or nieces of the decedent, indicate the deceased ancestor through whom they are related to the decedent.] ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Listed below are all of the beneficiaries under said will (if the decedent died testate) who have a present interest, including but not limited to a vested remainder interest, and whose identity and whereabouts are known or may be determined by reasonable diligence. Name Age (or over 18) Address ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ GPCSF 32 [4] Eff. July 2021 6. All of the heirs/beneficiaries have consented that the judge of the probate court may waive bond, waive reports, waive statements, and/or grant certain powers as set forth in the consent of heirs/beneficiaries attached hereto. 7. Additional data: [Where full particulars are lacking, state here the reasons for any such omission.] ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ WHEREFORE petitioner prays that the Court grant the relief requested in the consent of heirs/ beneficiaries attached hereto. ____________________________________ Signature of Petitioner ____________________________________ Printed Name ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Mailing Address ____________________________________ Telephone Number Signature of Attorney: _____________________________________________________ Printed Name of Attorney: _____________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Telephone Number: __________________ State Bar #_______________________ GPCSF 32 [5] Eff. July 2021 VERIFICATION GEORGIA, __________________ COUNTY Personally appeared before me the undersigned petitioner who, after being duly sworn, states that the facts set forth in the foregoing petition by personal representative for waiver of bond, waiver of reports, waiver of statements, and/or grant of certain powers (and the attached exhibit(s)) are true and correct. Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of ________________, 20____. ___________________________________ Signature of Petitioner ___________________________________ ___________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT Printed Name of Petitioner My Commission Expires: _______________ GPCSF 32 [6] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) CONSENT OF HEIRS/BENEFICIARIES [If an heir/beneficiary is not sui juris, indicate the relationship of the person who is authorized to consent for him/her in accordance with the instruction page to this form.] The undersigned, being an heir of the estate or being a beneficiary under the will of the above decedent, being sui juris unless otherwise indicated, do hereby authorize the judge of the probate court to: ________ (a) [optional; initial if applicable TO GRANT POWERS] The personal representative is required by law to file a petition for leave to sell and obtain other approval by the court for various acts. By initialing here, I agree that the personal representative should be awarded all of the powers contained in O.C.G.A. § 53-12-261 except the personal representative shall not be authorized to bind the estate by any warranty in any conveyance or contract in violation of O.C.G.A. § 53-8-14 (a); AND/OR ________ (b) [optional; initial if applicable TO WAIVE REPORTS] The personal representative is required by law to file reports (i.e., inventory and returns) and provide a copy to each interested party. By initialing here, I agree that the personal representative should not be required to file any reports with the Court; AND/OR ________ (c) [optional; initial if applicable TO WAIVE BOND] The personal representative is required by law to post a bond as the Court deems necessary. By initialing here, I agree that the personal representative should not be required to post a bond; AND/OR ________ (d) [optional; initial if applicable TO WAIVE STATEMENTS] The personal representative is required by law to furnish to the heirs or beneficiaries, at least annually, a statement of receipts and disbursements. By initialing here, I agree that the personal representative should not be required to furnish these statements. Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of ________________, 20____. ___________________________________ Signature of Heir/Beneficiary ___________________________________ ___________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT Printed Name of Heir/Beneficiary My Commission Expires: _______________ GPCSF 32 [7] Eff. July 2021 NOTICE THE FOLLOWING PAGES ARE TO BE COMPLETED BY THE PETITIONER (MOVING PARTY) UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY THE COURT. SEE UNIFORM PROBATE COURT RULE 5.6 (A). GPCSF 32 [8] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) ORDER FOR SERVICE Upon reading the foregoing petition, it is ordered that notice be issued and published once a week for four weeks prior to the date on which objections must be filed. SO ORDERED this _________ day of __________________________, 20_______. ______________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court GPCSF 32 [9] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF_________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) PETITION BY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR WAIVER OF BOND AND/OR GRANT OF CERTAIN POWERS NOTICE _______________________________________________________ has/have petitioned for waiver of bond, waiver of reports, waiver of statements, and/or for the grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. § 53-12-261 in regard to the above estate. All interested persons are hereby notified to show cause why said petition should not be granted. All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the Court on or before ____________________, 20____. BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or before a probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be (held on ______________, 20_____) (scheduled at a later date). If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing. _____________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court By: __________________________________ Clerk of the Probate Court _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Address _____________________________________ Telephone Number GPCSF 32 [10] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF_________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) PETITION BY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR WAIVER OF BOND AND/OR GRANT OF CERTAIN POWERS FINAL ORDER The petition for waiver of bond, waiver of reports, waiver of statements, and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. § 53-12-261 to the personal representative of the estate of the above-named decedent, has been duly filed. Consent to the petition was given by all heirs or beneficiaries under the will, if testate. Notice was published according to law and no objection to the petition has been filed. It is therefore ordered that the undersigned Judge hereby: [Initial all that apply] ______ (a) POWERS GRANTED: Grants to the personal representative(s) all of the powers contained in O.C.G.A. § 53-12-261. ______ (b) REPORTS WAIVED: Grants to the personal representative(s) the specific power to serve without making and filing inventory, and without filing any annual or other returns or reports to any court. ______ (c) BOND WAIVED: Waives the specific requirement to post bond. ______ (d) STATEMENTS WAIVED: Grants to the personal representative(s) the specific power to serve without furnishing to the heirs or beneficiaries statements of receipts and disbursements. FURTHER ORDERED that letters of administration or testamentary reflecting the above be issued to the personal representative(s). SO ORDERED this ________ day of ________________________, 20_______. ___________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court GPCSF 32 [11] Eff. July 2021 INSTRUCTIONS 1. Unless an inventory has been waived, an inventory of the estate must be filed with this Court by the personal representative(s) within six months after the date of qualification as personal representative(s), and a copy of that inventory must be delivered to the heir(s)/ beneficiar(y)(ies) by First-Class Mail within the same period. 2. Within 60 days after the date of qualification as personal representative(s), notice must be given once a week for four weeks by advertisement in the newspaper in this county in which sheriff’s notices are published, requiring creditors of the estate to render their demands for payment and requiring debtors to make payment. 3. Unless returns have been waived, or a different accounting period has been approved, within 60 days after the anniversary date of qualification as personal representative(s), every year, every personal representative must make a just and true account, under oath, of his or her receipts and expenditures on behalf of the estate during the preceding year, together with a note or memorandum of any other fact necessary to the exhibition of the true condition of the estate. The vouchers showing the correctness of each item must be retained by the personal representative(s). 4. Unless statements have been waived, the personal representative(s) shall furnish the heirs or beneficiaries of an estate, annually, a statement of receipts and disbursements. 5. The personal representative(s) is/are allowed six months from the date of his/her/their qualification to ascertain the condition of the estate, during which he/she/they is/are exempt from suit. The personal representative(s) should collect all debts due the estate, and pay the debts of the estate, wholly or in part, at the end of the six month period. Payment of the debts of the decedent shall be made in accordance with their rank in priority as provided in O.C.G.A. § 53-7-40. 6. The personal representative(s) may continue the business of the decedent for the first year after his/her/their qualification without a court order. 7. The normal commissions allowed the personal representative(s) are two and one-half percent of all sums of money received, and a like commission on all sums of money paid out. In addition, the judge of the probate court may allow a commission of up to three percent of the value of all property distributed in kind. There are special rules concerning commissions on interest earned and extra compensation. 8. After the payment of all expenses of administration and other debts, the balance of the estate shall be promptly distributed to the heir(s)/beneficiar(y)(ies). The personal representative(s) must then make a final return, showing the receipts and disbursements since the last annual accounting, unless returns have been waived. 9. For further information see O.C.G.A. Title 53, Chapters 6 and 7. GPCSF 32 [12] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION [Bond waived, reports waived, statements waived and/or certain powers granted] At a regular term of probate court, this Court granted an order allowing _______________________________________ to qualify as administrator(s) of the decedent, who was domiciled in this county at the time of his or her death or was domiciled in another state but owned property in this county at the time of his or her death, and that upon so doing, letters of administration be issued to such personal representative(s). THEREFORE, the said administrator(s), having taken the oath of office and complied with all necessary prerequisites of the law, is/are legally authorized to discharge all the duties and exercise all powers of personal representative(s), according to Georgia law. In addition, this Court: [Initial all that apply] ______ (a) POWERS GRANTED: Grants to the personal representative(s) all of the powers contained in O.C.G.A. § 53-12-261, except the personal representative shall not be authorized to bind the estate by any warranty in any conveyance or contract in violation of O.C.G.A. § 53-8-14 (a). ______ (b) REPORTS WAIVED: Grants to the personal representative(s) the specific power to serve without making and filing inventory, and without filing any annual or other returns or reports to any court. ______ (c) BOND WAIVED: Waives the specific requirement to post bond. ______ (d) STATEMENTS WAIVED: Grants to the personal representative(s) the specific power to serve without furnishing to the heirs statements of receipts and disbursements. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my signature as judge of the probate court of said county and the seal of this office this ____ day of __________, 20____. ____________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court The following must be signed if the judge does not sign the original of this document: Issued by: [Seal] ___________________________________ Clerk of the Probate Court GPCSF 32 [13] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) LETTERS TESTAMENTARY [Bond waived, reports waived, statements waived, and/or certain powers granted] At a regular term of probate court, the last will and testament dated _________________________________, (and codicil(s) dated ________________________), of the above-named decedent, who was domiciled in this county at the time of his or her death or was domiciled in another state but owned property in this county at the time of his or her death, was legally proven in __________________ form to be the decedent’s “will” and was admitted to record by order, and it was further ordered that ______________________________________, named as executor(s) in said will, be allowed to qualify, and that upon so doing, letters testamentary be issued to such executor(s). THEREFORE, the executor(s), having taken the oath of office and complied with all the necessary prerequisites of the law is/are legally authorized to discharge all the duties and exercise all powers of executor(s) under the will of said decedent, according to the decedent’s will and the law. [Initial all that apply] ______ (a) POWERS GRANTED: Grants to the personal representative(s) all of the powers contained in O.C.G.A. § 53-12-261, except the personal representative shall not be authorized to bind the estate by any warranty in any conveyance or contract in violation of O.C.G.A. § 53-8-14 (a). ______ (b) REPORTS WAIVED: Grants to the personal representative(s) the specific power to serve without making and filing inventory, and without filing any annual or other returns or reports to any court. ______ (c) BOND WAIVED: Waives the specific requirement to post bond. ______ (d) STATEMENTS WAIVED: Grants to the personal representative(s) the specific power to serve without furnishing to the heirs statements of receipts and disbursements. SO ORDERED this ______ day of _________________, 20____. _______________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court The following must be signed if the judge does not sign the original of this document: Issued by: [Seal] ___________________________________ Clerk of the Probate Court GPCSF 32 [14] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _______________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ___________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. ____________ DECEASED ) LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION WITH WILL ANNEXED [Relieved of filing returns and/or certain powers granted] At a regular term of the probate court, the last will and testament dated ______________ , _____ (and codicil(s) dated ___________________, ______) of the above-named decedent, who was domiciled in this county at the time of his or her death or was domiciled in another state but owned property in this county at the time of his or her death, was legally proven in (solemn form)(common form) and was admitted to record by order, and it was further ordered that _________________________________ be allowed to qualify as administrator(s) with the will annexed, and that upon doing so, letters of administration with the will annexed be issued to said individual(s). THEREFORE, the administrator(s), having taken the oath of office and complied with all necessary prerequisites of the law, is/are legally authorized to discharge all the duties and exercise all the powers of executor(s) under the will of said deceased and of administrator(s) with the will annexed according to the decedent’s will and the law. In addition, this Court: [Initial all that apply] ______ (a) POWERS GRANTED: Grants to the personal representative(s) all of the powers contained in O.C.G.A. § 53-12-261, except the personal representative(s) shall not be authorized to bind the estate by any warranty in any conveyance or contract in violation of O.C.G.A. § 53-8-14 (a). ______ (b) REPORTS WAIVED: Grants to the personal representative(s) the specific power to serve without making and filing inventory, and without filing any annual or other returns or reports to any court. ______ (c) BOND WAIVED: Waives the specific requirement to post bond. ______ (d) STATEMENTS WAIVED: Grants to the personal representative(s) the specific power to serve without furnishing to the heirs statements of receipts and disbursements. Given under my hand and official seal, the ______ day of _________________, 20____. _____________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court The following must be signed if the judge does not sign the original of this document: Issued by: [Seal] _____________________________________ Clerk of the Probate Court

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