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Administration of the Estate When There Is No Will

Authored By: Athens-Clarke County Probate Court

An individual who dies (also called a "decedent") and who has no will is said to have died "intestate". This means in most circumstances that the Probate Court will need to appoint an Administrator to handle the property that the decedent owned. This document explains the process of what happens when a person dies intestate.

Last Review and Update: Sep 06, 2002