My mother and father had wills drawn up and recorded in 1984, in the state of Georgia. Each of their wills left everything to the surviving spouse. If both spouses died everything was to be split 3 ways between the siblings. Since this time 1 sister has passed away. My father just passes away in Aug. 2012. My mom is the executor and sole heir. Why does she need to file for widows support and why does she need my brother's signature? My mother is working on a new will now!