Georgia Probate Form GPCSF Supplement 5

Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian

Everything you need to know about Georgia Form GPCSF Supplement 5, 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 Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian

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.

Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian 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 Supplement 5, which may also referred to as Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian, 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 Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian:

  • 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 Supplement 5 - Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form GPCSF Supplement 5

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 Supplement 5, 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 Supplement 5 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 Supplement 5 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 Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian 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 Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian 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 Supplement 5 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 Supplement 5, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form GPCSF Supplement 5 Online

Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian 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 Supplement 5 - Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian 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.

Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian 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 Supplement 5, which may also referred to as Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian, 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 Supplement 5 - Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian 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 Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian

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 Supplement 5

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Georgia Form GPCSF Supplement 5 - Supplement To Petition Seeking Appointment As Testamentary Guardian. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

GPCSF Supplement 5 [i] Eff. July 2017 SUPPLEMENT TO PETITION SEEKING APPOINTMENT AS TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN Supplement 5 [To be used when seeking appointment of a Testamentary Guardian] INSTRUCTIONS I. Specific Instructions 1. This form should only be used when filing either Form 5 (Petition to Probate Will in Solemn Form pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 53-5-20 et seq.) or Form 7 (Petition to Probate Will in Solemn Form and for Letters of Administration with Will Annexed pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 53-6-13 et seq.). Please review the instructions for the applicable form when completing this Supplement. 2. 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. Should a guardian ad litem be necessary because a party is not sui juris, use Supplement 1. 3. Use Supplement 2 if the Court determines it is appropriate to appoint a special process server. 4. Use Supplement 3 when an additional certificate of service is necessary. 5. 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. 6. An oath must be administered by a Probate Judge or Clerk (the oath cannot be administered by a notary public). Use Supplement 4 for the oath. The oath is not included in this form. 7. 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 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 Supplement 5 [1] Eff. July 2017 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF_________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) SUPPLEMENT TO PETITION SEEKING APPOINTMENT AS TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN Supplement 5 [To be used when seeking appointment of a Testamentary Guardian] A Petition to Probate Will (and Codicil(s)) in Solemn Form (and for Letters of Administration with Will Annexed) having been filed seeking the appointment of a Testamentary Guardian for the Decedent’s minor child(ren) (hereinafter “Minor(s)”), _____________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________, the Petitioner(s) hereby show(s) to the Court the following: 1. Decedent was survived by the Minor(s) identified above. 2. Decedent nominated a Testamentary Guardian of the Minor(s) in Decedent’s Will. 3. There is no living parent of the Minor(s). 4. The following individual(s) are entitled to notice of the request for the appointment of the nominated Testamentary Guardian(s) pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 29-2-4: the Minor(’s)(s’) adult siblings and grandparents. [If the Minor(s) do(es) not have adult siblings or grandparents, identify the Minor(’s)(s’) great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, great-aunts, or great-uncles, if any such relatives exist. Please identify the relationship to the Minor(s) with specificity [for example: “maternal grandmother,” “paternal grandmother” or “paternal aunt”].] Name Address Relationship to the Minor ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ GPCSF Supplement 5 [2] Eff. July 2017 5. Required: [Provide sufficient factual information to enable the Court to conclude that all of the Minor(’s)(s’) relatives, who are required by O.C.G.A. § 29-2-4 to receive notice, are identified above. Also, state here all facts that may govern the method of giving notice to any party and that may determine whether or not a guardian ad litem should be appointed for any party.] ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 6. The named Testamentary Guardian(s) has/have consented to serve, and the consent to serve is attached hereto and made a part of this Petition. 7. ______ (a) The following individual(s) was/were appointed as Temporary Guardian(s) of the Minor(s): Name Address ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______ (b) The following individual(s) who has/have consented to serve is/are named as Testamentary Conservator(s) in the Decedent’s Will: Name Address ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______ (c) At the time of the Decedent’s death, he/she had (a) minor child(ren) and there is/are a court-appointed Conservator(s), who is/are identified as follows: Name Address ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ GPCSF Supplement 5 [3] Eff. July 2017 8. Additional Data: [Where full particulars are lacking, state here the reasons for any such omission.] ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ WHEREFORE, Petitioner(s) pray(s): 1. That due and legal notice be given as the law requires; 2. That Letters of Testamentary Guardianship issue; and 3. That this Court order such other relief as may be 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 Supplement 5 [4] Eff. July 2017 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 Supplement 5 (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 Supplement 5 [5] Eff. July 2017 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF_________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SERVICE AND ASSENT TO APPOINTMENT OF TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN The undersigned, being eighteen (18) years of age or older, laboring under no legal disability and being the relatives of the Decedent’s minor child(ren), hereby acknowledges service of a copy of the Petition to Probate the Will in Solemn Form seeking the appointment of a Testamentary Guardian for the Decedent’s minor child(ren) and notice and hereby assents to the appointment of the nominated Testamentary Guardian(s). Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of _______________, 20_____ ____________________________________ Signature ___________________________________ _____________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT Printed Name My Commission Expires ________________ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of _______________, 20_____ ____________________________________ Signature ___________________________________ _____________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT Printed Name My Commission Expires ________________ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of _______________, 20_____ ____________________________________ Signature ___________________________________ _____________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT Printed Name My Commission Expires ________________ GPCSF Supplement 5 [6] Eff. July 2017 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF_________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN CONSENT TO SERVE THE PETITION OF ____________________________________________________________, TO PROBATE THE WILL OF THE ABOVE-NAMED DECEDENT IN SOLEMN FORM (AND FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION WITH WILL ANNEXED) The undersigned, being eighteen (18) years of age or older, laboring under no legal disability and being named as Testamentary Guardian(s) of the minor child(ren) of the above- named Decedent, hereby consents to serve. I understand that once appointed, I will have the same rights, powers, and duties as set forth in O.C.G.A. § 29-2-4. Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of _______________, 20_____ ____________________________________ Testamentary Guardian Signature ___________________________________ _____________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT Printed Name My Commission Expires ________________ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of _______________, 20_____ ____________________________________ Testamentary Guardian Signature ___________________________________ _____________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT Printed Name My Commission Expires ________________ GPCSF Supplement 5 [7] Eff. July 2017 NOTICE THE FOLLOWING PAGES ARE TO BE COMPLETED BY THE PETITIONER (MOVING PARTY) UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY THE COURT. SEE PROBATE COURT RULE 5.6 (A). GPCSF Supplement 5 [8] Eff. July 2017 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF_________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) ORDER FOR SERVICE OF NOTICE A Petition to Probate Will (and Codicil(s)) in Solemn Form (and for Letters of Administration with Will Annexed) having been filed seeking the appointment of a Testamentary Guardian, service is ordered as follows: [Initial all that apply] ______ Notice shall be served by certified mail, registered mail, or statutory overnight delivery, return receipt requested, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 29-2-4, together with a copy of the Petition and the purported Will (and Codicil(s)), on the following relatives of the Minor(s): ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______ Notice shall be published once a week for four (4) weeks in the legal organ of this county, before _________________________, 20____, in order to serve by publication the following relatives of the Minor(s) whose current residence addresses are unknown: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ SO ORDERED this ________ day of ________________________, 20_______. ____________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court GPCSF Supplement 5 [9] Eff. July 2017 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF_________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) NOTICE An Order for Service of Notice was entered by this Court on ______________________, 20___ regarding a Petition to Probate Will (and Codicil(s)) in Solemn Form (and for Letters of Administration with Will Annexed) seeking the appointment of a Testamentary Guardian and requiring the following: TO: _______________________________________________________________________, [List all of the Minor(’s)(s’) adult siblings and grandparents being served by certified, registered, or statutory overnight delivery mail] This is to notify you to file objection, if there is any, to the appointment of the Testamentary Guardian(s) nominated in the above-referenced Petition, in this Court on or before the thirteenth (13th) day after ___________________________________, 20_____ (the date of the mailing of this Notice to you by certified, registered, or statutory overnight delivery mail, return receipt requested); provided, however, that if a return receipt for such Notice is actually received by the Court within such thirteen (13) days, the deadline for the filing of any objection shall be ten (10) days from the date of receipt shown on such return receipt. BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the appointment of the Testamentary Guardian(s) must be in writing and must include allegations and facts, stated with reasonable specificity, regarding why the nominated Testamentary Guardian(s) is/are unfit to serve. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or before a Probate Court Clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with the 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 timely filed, an expedited hearing will be held within thirty (30) days of the date of the filing of the last objection. If no objections are filed, the Testamentary Guardian(s) may be appointed without a hearing. _____________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court By: _________________________________ Clerk of the Probate Court _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Address _____________________________________ Telephone Number GPCSF Supplement 5 [10] Eff. July 2017 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF_________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) NOTICE An Order for Service of Notice was entered by this Court on ______________________, 20___ regarding a Petition to Probate Will (and Codicil(s)) in Solemn Form (and for Letters of Administration with Will Annexed) seeking the appointment of a Testamentary Guardian and requiring the following: TO: _______________________________________________________________________, [List all of the Minor(’s)(s’) great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, great-aunts, or great-uncles being served by certified, registered, or statutory overnight delivery mail] This is to notify you to file objection, if there is any, to the appointment of the Testamentary Guardian(s) nominated in the above-referenced Petition, in this Court on or before the thirteenth (13th) day after ___________________________________, 20_____ (the date of the mailing of this Notice to you by certified, registered, or statutory overnight delivery mail, return receipt requested); provided, however, that if a return receipt for such Notice is actually received by the Court within such thirteen (13) days, the deadline for the filing of any objection shall be ten (10) days from the date of receipt shown on such return receipt. BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the appointment of the Testamentary Guardian(s) must be in writing and must include allegations and facts, stated with reasonable specificity, regarding why the nominated Testamentary Guardian(s) is/are unfit to serve. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or before a Probate Court Clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with the 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 timely filed, an expedited hearing will be held within thirty (30) days of the date of the filing of the last objection. If no objections are filed, the Testamentary Guardian(s) may be appointed without a hearing. _____________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court By: _________________________________ Clerk of the Probate Court _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Address _____________________________________ Telephone Number GPCSF Supplement 5 [11] Eff. July 2017 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF_________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) NOTICE An Order for Service of Notice was entered by this Court on ______________________, 20___ regarding a Petition to Probate Will (and Codicil(s)) in Solemn Form (and for Letters of Administration with Will Annexed) seeking the appointment of a Testamentary Guardian and requiring the following: TO: _______________________________________________________________________, [List all of the Minor(’s)(s’) relatives having unknown addresses, to be served by publication] This is to notify you to file objection, if there is any, to the appointment of the Testamentary Guardian(s) nominated in the above-referenced Petition, in this Court on or before the thirteenth (13th) day after ___________________________________, 20_____ (the date of the mailing of this Notice to you by certified, registered, or statutory overnight delivery mail, return receipt requested); provided, however, that if a return receipt for such Notice is actually received by the Court within such thirteen (13) days, the deadline for the filing of any objection shall be ten (10) days from the date of receipt shown on such return receipt. BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the appointment of the Testamentary Guardian(s) must be in writing and must include allegations and facts, stated with reasonable specificity, regarding why the nominated Testamentary Guardian(s) is/are unfit to serve. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or before a Probate Court Clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with the 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 timely filed, an expedited hearing will be held within thirty (30) days of the date of the filing of the last objection. If no objections are filed, the Testamentary Guardian(s) may be appointed without a hearing. _____________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court By: _________________________________ Clerk of the Probate Court _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Address _____________________________________ Telephone Number GPCSF Supplement 5 [12] Eff. July 2017 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF_________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I certify that I have on this date mailed, unless otherwise noted, in an envelope with the proper postage affixed thereto for delivery by certified, registered, or statutory overnight delivery mail, return receipt requested, copies of the Petition to Probate Will (and Codicil(s)) in Solemn Form (and for Letters of Administration with Will Annexed) seeking the appointment of a Testamentary Guardian to the following parties at the addresses set forth below: This _______ day of ________________, 20____. _____________________________________ Clerk of the Probate Court _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Address _____________________________________ Telephone Number GPCSF Supplement 5 [13] Eff. July 2017 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF_________________COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ) ) ________________________________, ) ESTATE NO. _____________ DECEASED ) LETTERS OF TESTAMENTARY GUARDIANSHIP OF MINOR TO: _________________________________________________, Testamentary Guardian(s) RE: __________________________________________________, Minor __________________________________________________, Date of Birth Pursuant to the Last Will and Testament (and Codicil(s)) of ______________________, deceased, you have been appointed Testamentary Guardian(s) of the Minor(s). You have assented to this appointment by taking your oath, and no objection to your appointment has been filed. In general, your duties as Testamentary Guardian(s) are to protect and maintain the person of the Minor(s), and your power over the Minor(s) shall be the same as that of a parent over a child, the guardian(s) standing in place of the parent(s). A Testamentary Guardian shall at all times act as a fiduciary in the Minor(’s)(s’) best interest and exercise reasonable care, diligence, and prudence. Special Instructions: 1. It is your duty to see that the Minor(s) is/are adequately fed, clothed, sheltered, educated, and cared for, and that the Minor(s) receive(s) all necessary medical attention. 2. You must keep the Court informed of any change in your name or address. 3. You should inform the Court of any change of address of the Minor(s). 4. You shall, within sixty (60) days of appointment and within sixty (60) days after each anniversary date of appointment, file with this Court and provide to the Conservator(s) of the Minor(s), if any, a personal status report concerning the Minor(s). 5. You shall promptly notify the Court of any conflict of interest which may arise between you as Guardian(s) and the Minor(s) pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 29-2-23. 6. The Guardianship automatically terminates when the Minor dies, reaches age 18, is adopted, or is emancipated. 7. You shall act in coordination and cooperation with the Minor(’s)(s’) Conservator(s), if appointed, or if not, with others who have custody of the Minor(’s)(s’) property. 8. Consult your attorney if you have any questions. Your authority to act pursuant to these Letters is subject to applicable statutes and to any special orders entered in this case. Given under my hand and official seal, the ______ day of _________________, 20____. ___________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court NOTE: 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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