Each estate is unique.  While there are guidelines that state probate should not take more than one year, that is not always the case.  Some estates are extremely complex and require many years to probate and close.  Other estates take a few months.  There are certain things that must happen during probate and there are waiting periods. For instance, when you file a notice to creditors to alert any creditors that they need to file a claim against the estate to be paid, you have to wait a certain number of days for those creditors to file claims. This means that even in simple estates, you are looking at a minimum of about six months.

At the Atlanta Probate Team, we understand just how difficult it can be to settle your loved one’s final affairs.  If your family member’s estate has to go through a probate process, things might get a little overwhelming and confusing.  That is why we encourage you to speak with one of our attorneys. We work hard for our clients and try to make the probate process as stress-free as possible for them.