2021 Georgia Code
Title 53 - Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates
Chapter 5 - Probate
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 53-5-5. Duty to File Will

Universal Citation: GA Code § 53-5-5 (2021)

A person having possession of a will shall file it with reasonable promptness with the probate court of the county having jurisdiction. The probate court may attach for contempt and may fine and imprison a person withholding a will until the will is delivered.

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


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 79 Am. Jur. 2d, Wills, § 730 et seq. 80 Am. Jur. 2d, Wills, §§ 968, 975.


- 95 C.J.S., Wills, §§ 453 et seq., 468.


- Constitutionality, construction, and application of statute requiring production of wills for probate or declaring consequences of failure or delay in that regard, 119 A.L.R. 1259.

Duty and obligation assumed by trust company or other person to which will is delivered for safekeeping, 141 A.L.R. 1277.

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