Georgia Probate Form GPCSF 8

Petition For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated)

Everything you need to know about Georgia Form GPCSF 8, 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 For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated)

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 For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated) 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 8, which may also referred to as Petition For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated), 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 For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Petition For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated):

  • 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 8 - Petition For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form GPCSF 8

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 8, 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 8 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 8 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 For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated) 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 For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated) 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 8 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 8, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form GPCSF 8 Online

Petition For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated) 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 8 - Petition For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated) 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 For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated) 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 8, which may also referred to as Petition For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated), 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 8 - Petition For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated) 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 For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated)

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 8

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Georgia Form GPCSF 8 - Petition For Letters Of Administration With Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

GPCSF 8 [i] Eff. July 2021 PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION WITH WILL ANNEXED (WILL PREVIOUSLY PROBATED) INSTRUCTIONS I. Specific Instructions 1. This form is to be used in connection with a petition for letters of administration with will annexed when the will has been previously probated pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 53-6-15 (b). In the event the will has not been previously probated, GPCSF 7, Petition for Letters of Administration with Will Annexed, should be used. 2. Signatures of beneficiaries 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 a beneficiary; however, the attorney must certify that he or she currently represents that beneficiary 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 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. 3. O.C.G.A. § 53-6-15 (b) provides that the petition shall be served on the beneficiaries of the will and the executor, if any, of any deceased executor whose death created the vacancy in the manner described in Chapter 11 of Title 53. O.C.G.A. § 53-11-3 (a). 4. O.C.G.A. § 53-11-2 provides that a party to a probate proceeding who 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. 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 proceeding by a guardian ad litem. 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. Should a guardian ad litem be necessary because a party is not sui juris, use GPCSF Supplement 1. 5. Use GPCSF Supplement 2 if the Court determines it is appropriate to appoint a special process server. 6. Use GPCSF Supplement 3 when an additional certificate of service is necessary. GPCSF 8 [ii] Eff. July 2021 7. 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. 8. An oath must be administered by a probate judge or clerk (the oath cannot be administered by a notary public). Use GPCSF Supplement 4 for the oath. The oath is not included in this form. GPCSF 53, Commission to Administer Oath, can be used if the oath is to be administered by a court outside the State of Georgia. 9. According to Uniform Probate Court Rule 5.6 (A), unless the Court specifically assumes the responsibility, it is the responsibility of the moving party to prepare the proper citation and deliver it properly so it can be served according to law. All pages after 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 8 [1] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _______________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ___________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. ____________ DECEASED ) PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION WITH WILL ANNEXED (WILL PREVIOUSLY PROBATED) 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. The will dated ___________________, 20___ (and codicil(s) dated ________________, 20__) was/were previously probated and a final order was entered on ___________________, 20__. 2. Listed below are all of the beneficiaries under said will previously probated who have a present interest, including but not limited to a vested remainder interest but not including trust beneficiaries where there is a trustee who is not the nominated administrator with will annexed. Name Age (or over 18) Address Relationship ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ GPCSF 8 [2] Eff. July 2021 3. Petitioner(s) further show(s) that the circumstances giving rise to the need for an administrator with will annexed (will previously probated) are as follows: [Initial all that apply] ______ (a) The appointed executor is deceased. ______ (b) The appointed executor has renounced or declined his/her right to serve as such. [Attach renunciation as “Exhibit ____.”] ______ (c) Other reason a testate estate is unrepresented: _________________________. 4. The petitioner(s) ______________________________________________ is/are entitled to be appointed administrator(s) with will annexed by reason of: [Initial (a) or (b) and complete (b) if initialed] ______ (a) Having been unanimously selected by the beneficiaries of the will, which was previously probated, who are capable of expressing a choice. If the sole beneficiary is the decedent’s surviving spouse, no action for divorce or separate maintenance was pending at the time of death of the decedent. ______ (b) Appointment of the proposed administrator(s) with will annexed named above will best serve the interest of the estate and the proposed administrator(s) with will annexed is/are: ______ (1) A beneficiary or the trustee of any trust that is a beneficiary under the will. ______ (2) A surviving spouse and no action for divorce or separate maintenance were pending or completed at the time of the decedent’s death. ______ (3) An eligible person as defined in O.C.G.A. § 53-6-1. ______ (4) A creditor of the estate. [Evidence of such indebtedness is attached as “Exhibit ____.”] ______ (5) The county administrator. 5. The proposed administrator(s) with will annexed should be allowed to qualify without the necessity of posting bond, since only personal representatives of intestate estates and temporary administrators are normally required to post bond. See O.C.G.A. § 53-6-50 (a). 6. To the knowledge of the petitioner(s), no other proceedings with respect to this estate are pending, or have been completed, in any other probate court in this State or any other state. GPCSF 8 [3] Eff. July 2021 7. Additional data: [Where full particulars are lacking, state here the reason for any such omission or any special circumstances. If the propounder is not an heir or a beneficiary under the will, state how the propounder is interested in the administration of the estate. If it is alleged that a nominated executor has failed to qualify, state here the name and address of such nominated executor.] ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ WHEREFORE, petitioner(s) pray(s): 1. That due and legal notice of this petition be given as the law requires; 2. That letters of administration with will annexed, will previously probated, issue to the proposed administrator(s) with will annexed named above; 3. That this Court grant such other and further relief as it deems proper under the circumstances. ____________________________________ Signature of Petitioner ____________________________________ Printed Name ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Mailing Address ____________________________________ Telephone Number Signature of Attorney: ______________________________________________________ Printed Name of Attorney: ______________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Telephone Number: __________________ State Bar #________________________ GPCSF 8 [4] Eff. July 2021 VERIFICATION GEORGIA, ___________________ COUNTY Personally appeared before me the undersigned petitioner(s) who, after being duly sworn, state(s) that the facts set forth in the foregoing petition for letters of administration with will annexed (will previously probated)(and the attached exhibits(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 8 [5] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _______________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ___________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. ____________ DECEASED ) ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SERVICE AND SELECTION BY BENEFICIARIES The undersigned, being 18 years of age or older, laboring under no legal disability, and being a beneficiary of the above-referenced estate, hereby acknowledges service of a copy of petition for letters of administration with will annexed (will previously probated) and notice, waives copies of same and all further service and notice, selects the person proposed in said petition to be administrator with will annexed, and consents to the petition. Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of _______________, 20_____ ____________________________________ Signature of Beneficiary ___________________________________ _____________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT Printed Name of Beneficiary My Commission Expires: ________________ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of _______________, 20_____ ____________________________________ Signature of Beneficiary ___________________________________ _____________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT Printed Name of Beneficiary My Commission Expires: ________________ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of _______________, 20_____ ____________________________________ Signature of Beneficiary ___________________________________ _____________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT Printed Name of Beneficiary My Commission Expires: ________________ GPCSF 8 [6] 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 8 [7] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _______________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ___________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. ____________ DECEASED ) ORDER FOR SERVICE OF NOTICE The foregoing petition for letters of administration with will annexed (will previously probated) having been filed, service is ordered as follows: [Initial all that apply] ______ Notice together with a copy of the petition and will shall be served personally, or by registered or certified mail or statutory overnight delivery, as requested by the petitioner together with a copy of the petition and pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 53-11-3 and the will (and codicil(s)), at least 30 days before the petition can be granted on the following interested parties who reside in Georgia (if mailed, must be with return receipt requested, and restricted delivery to addressee only): ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______ Notice together with a copy of the petition and will shall be served by registered or certified mail or statutory overnight delivery, return receipt requested, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 53-11-4, upon the following nonresident interested parties whose current residence addresses are known: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______ Notice shall be published once a week for four weeks in the legal organ of this County, before _________________________, 20____, in order to serve by publication the following interested parties whose current residence addresses are unknown: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ SO ORDERED this _______ day of ________________, 20____. _______________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court GPCSF 8 [8] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _______________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ___________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. ____________ DECEASED ) NOTICE IN RE: Petition for Letters of Administration with Will Annexed (Will Previously Probated) [Strike any paragraph if not applicable.] TO: ________________________________________________________________________ [List here all interested parties who reside in Georgia to be served personally or by registered or certified mail or statutory overnight delivery with restricted delivery to the addressee, if specifically requested by the petitioner(s)] This is to notify you to file objection, if there is any, to the above-referenced petition in this Court on or before the 30th day after the date you are personally served or sign the return receipt. TO: ________________________________________________________________________ [List here all interested parties having known addresses outside the continental U.S. to be served by registered or certified mail or statutory overnight delivery with restricted delivery to the addressee, if specifically requested by the petitioner(s)] This is to notify you to file objection, if there is any, to the above-referenced petition in this Court on or before the 30th day after ____________________, 20____ (the date of the mailing of this notice to you by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested); provided, however, that if a return receipt for such notice is actually received by the Court within such 30 days, the deadline for the filing of any objection shall be 30 days from the date of receipt shown on such return receipt. TO: ________________________________________________________________________ [List here all interested parties having known addresses in the continental U.S. to be served by registered or certified mail or statutory overnight delivery with restricted delivery to the addressee, if specifically requested by petitioner(s)] This is to notify you to file objection, if there is any, to the above-referenced petition in this Court on or before the 30th day after ___________________, 20____ (the date of the mailing of this notice to you by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested); provided, however, that if a return receipt for such notice is actually received by the Court within such 30 days, the deadline for the filing of any objection shall be 30 days from the date of receipt shown on such return receipt. GPCSF 8 [9] Eff. July 2021 TO: ________________________________________________________________________ [List here all interested parties having unknown addresses to be served by publication] This is to notify you to file objection, if there is any, to the above referenced petition, in this 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 must 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 8 [10] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _______________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ___________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. ____________ DECEASED ) CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I certify that I have this date mailed (unless otherwise noted) in an envelope with the proper postage affixed thereto for First-Class Mail delivery copies of the ____________________ ____________________________________ to the following parties at the addresses below: This _______ day of ________________, 20____. _____________________________________ Clerk of the Probate Court _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Address _____________________________________ Telephone Number GPCSF 8 [11] Eff. July 2021 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _______________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ___________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. ____________ DECEASED ) ORDER The foregoing petition for letters of administration with will annexed (will previously probated) having been duly filed, And it appearing that the will of the decedent was previously probated in this Court, And it also appearing that __________________________________________________ has/have leave to qualify as administrator(s) with will annexed, The Court further finds that all of the beneficiaries of the will were served or acknowledged service. The Court further finds that no objection has been filed, and all requirements of law have been fulfilled. ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED that that the person(s) found above has/have leave to qualify as administrator(s) with will annexed by taking the required oath, after which letters of administration with will annexed shall issue. The clerk shall serve the administrator(s) with will annexed with copies of this order and the letters upon qualification. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the personal representative(s) shall disburse all property according to the terms of the decedent’s will and shall maintain all records of income and disbursements until discharged by order of this Court. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that: [Initial all that apply] ______ (a) An inventory shall be filed. ______ (b) Annual returns shall be filed. SO ORDERED this _______ day of ________________, 20____. _____________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court GPCSF 8 [12] 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 Time of Appointment] 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 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, 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 beneficiaries 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 GPCSF 8 [13] 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 [Not Relieved of Filing Returns] 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 (solemn form)(common form) to be the decedent’s will and was admitted to record by order, and it was further ordered that ____________________________________ be allowed to qualify as administrator(s) with will annexed, and that upon doing so, letters of administration with will annexed be issued to said individual(s). THEREFORE, the said administrator(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 the powers of executor(s) under the will of said decedent and of administrator(s) with will annexed according to the decedent’s will and the law and is/are hereby required to render a true and correct inventory of property, both real and personal, and any and all debts of the estate and make a return of them to this Court, and further, to file a proper annual or final return with this Court each year within 60 days after the anniversary date of appointment until the administrator(s) is/are fully discharged. 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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