2019 Georgia Code
Title 53 - Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates
Chapter 5 - Probate
Article 2 - Common Form
§ 53-5-17. Procedure

Universal Citation: GA Code § 53-5-17 (2019)
  • (a) A will may be proved in common form upon the testimony of a single subscribing witness and without notice to anyone. If the will is self-proved, compliance with signature requirements for execution is presumed and other requirements for execution are presumed without the testimony of any subscribing witness.

  • (b) The petition to probate a will in common form shall set forth the same information required in a petition to probate a will in solemn form. The petition shall conclude with a prayer for the issuance of letters testamentary.

History:

Code 1981, § 53-5-17, enacted by Ga. L. 1996, p. 504, § 10.

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