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Petition Caveat Hearing Missed

Douglasville, GA |

My sister lodged a caveat against me with her lawyer because she did not want me to be the administrator of the estate. I showed up for the hearing, she did not. The judge called her lawyer 10 minutes after the hearing was scheduled to begin. We waited 45 minutes after the hearing for them, they never showed. The caveat was dismissed I was granted letters. She is now upset and has filed a petition because she 'didn't know' she was supposed to be there. What are the of the Judge overturning his decision, based on the fact she and her lawyer didn't know of the hearing in legal terms.

they filed caveat against me, the judge scheduled a hearing and mailed out notices to us each.

Attorney Answers 3

  1. you really need to ask your lawyer. it depends on the reason they didn't know of the hearing. unless they have a substantial reason they didn't show their burden to show you should not be appointed will be greater because they did not show. without knowing the reason for not showing its not possible to give you even a guess as to what the judge will do.

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  2. You need to ask your lawyer (if you don't have one, get one yesterday!) The issue may be whether you gave proper notice of the hearing to her and her lawyer.

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  3. If they did not get notice as required the judges order should be set aside and they will be able get a new hearing. I had one like this where the court claimed they mailed notices but only two out of six parties got notice.

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