Bill Daughtry, Attorney at Law, LLC is a general-practice law firm in Elberton,... more
Bill Daughtry, Attorney at Law, LLC is a general-practice law firm in Elberton, Georgia, handing both commercial and residential real estate transactions, criminal defense, personal injury, and wills and estates (probate and administration). Bill has been a member of the Georgia Bar since 1992. In addition to his general practice, he also represents Elbert County Government. He and his staff ar... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.