How can I find if a will was filed in GA

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Customer: How can I find if a will was filed in GA
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer. I am so sorry to hear you are having this legal problem. My name is ***** ***** I'm an attorney and am happy to assist you. While I strive to respond to inquiries as soon as possible, please be aware that I may need time to research your legal inquiry and will respond as soon as I get the information I need for you. Please be assured that you will receive a response.

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If I understand correctly, you want to know if a will has been filed in Georgia after the person has passed away. Am I correct?

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it is my father. He stated he had one but I cannot locate it.
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Oh, so it has not been found. Ok, wills are not filed anywere in Georgia when they are created. The testator can either keep it somewhere it is safe, they can put it in a post office box or they can even give it to a lawyer for safe keeping.  There is no central filing system that wills are filed in when they are made.  Wills are only filed in the probate court after the testator dies.
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I understand and I didn’t know that
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What if the will was found say by my brother
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But he says that he hasn’t found one?
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Therefore it hasn’t been filed
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Once the will is found, if it exists, it must be filed with the probate court.

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The reason I ask is he is taking all of my fathers assets like his truck and hiding them
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You can file the death certificate in probate court to get protection from the court. The property will get divided by the court based on Georgie probate law.  That is really what you should do to prevent the property from being taken unlawfully.

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Is there anything else I can help you with?

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Okay, I was trying to avoid probate. But no there isn’t you were very helpful.
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You are welcome. It was a pleasure helping you. Please let me know if you have any future concerns. If none - thank you for being a cherished Just Answer customer. Best wishes and Happy New Year!

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