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Probate
Responsibilities
Probate matters include handling estate issues, such as:
  • Probate of a will
  • Administrations
  • No administrations
  • Years support
  • Guardianships of minors and incapacitated adults
  • Safekeeping of wills

Any questions contact the office by emailing Susie or Cintya. Forms may be obtained in the office or online.

Fee Schedule
Fees for probate matters are as follows.
Administration Fees
These fees are assessed if the deceased did not have a will:
  • $154 plus $2 per page recording
  • $120 for publication for four weeks
  • $50 each for sheriff's service if needed

Dismission
These fees are for closing the estate after all matters are taken care of after six months:
  • $77 + $2 per page
  • $10 for one week publication
  • $25 for sheriff's service if needed

Executorship
These fees are assessed if the deceased had a will:
  • $154 plus $2 per page recording
  • $80 for publication if all heirs do not sign (4 weeks)
  • $50 for sheriff's service if needed

Guardianship of a Child
  • $99 plus $2 per page recording
  • $60 for publication if needed (2 times)
  • $50 for sheriff's service if needed
Guardianship of an Incapacitated Adult
  • $199 plus $2 per page recording
  • $30 for publication if needed
  • $50 for sheriff's service if needed

No Administration
  • $154 plus $2 per page recording
  • $120 for publication for four weeks
  • $25 for sheriff's service if needed

Safekeeping of Wills
  • $10 fee

Years Support
  • $154 plus $2 per page recording
  • $30 per week for publication if needed
  • $50 for sheriff's service if needed

Additional charges may apply for any certified mailing costs.

P.O. Box 1129  |  Chatsworth, Georgia 30705  |  Ph: (706) 695-2413  |  Fx: (706) 695-8721