2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 9 - CIVIL PRACTICE
CHAPTER 4 - DECLARATORY JUDGMENTS
§ 9-4-4 - Declaratory judgments involving fiduciaries

O.C.G.A. 9-4-4 (2010)
9-4-4. Declaratory judgments involving fiduciaries


(a) Without limiting the generality of Code Sections 9-4-2, 9-4-3, 9-4-5 through 9-4-7, and 9-4-9, any person interested as or through an executor, administrator, trustee, guardian, or other fiduciary, creditor, devisee, legatee, heir, ward, next of kin, or beneficiary in the administration of a trust or of the estate of a decedent, a minor, a person who is legally incompetent because of mental illness or mental retardation, or an insolvent may have a declaration of rights or legal relations in respect thereto and a declaratory judgment:

(1) To ascertain any class of creditors, devisees, legatees, heirs, next of kin, or others;

(2) To direct the executor, administrator, or trustee to do or abstain from doing any particular act in his fiduciary capacity; or

(3) To determine any question arising in the administration of the estate or trust, including questions of construction of wills and other writings.

(b) The enumeration in subsection (a) of this Code section does not limit or restrict the exercise of general powers conferred in Code Section 9-4-2 in any proceeding covered thereby where declaratory relief is sought in which a judgment or decree will terminate the controversy or remove the uncertainty.

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