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There have been many changes made to the way that local probate courts work in the wake of Covid-19. Some of the processes of Georgia probate courts have been changed for the safety of both workers and citizens.
With the new May 13, 2020 state-wide emergency extension order handed down from the Georgia Supreme Court, many are wondering about the impacts this has on the local Probate Court’s ability to process the many civil and government issues it oversees.
This new order mandates that, where possible, courts remain open for “essential” functions but may limit “non-essential” services. These changes may impact typical operating procedures such as appointments, schedules, and more. Some prior imposed filing requirements have been suspended, tolled or extended to accommodate the limitations resulting from the judicial order.
Fayette County Probate Court employees will remain on-duty, in compliance with the judicial order, but the office will remain closed to the public out of an abundance of caution concerning COVID-19 (coronavirus). Constituents can expect rescheduled hearings and requested records or documents to be mailed. To help alleviate some of the confusion, Fayette County Probate Judge Ann Jackson has outlined the following:
If you find yourself headed towards the probate process, give me a call at 770-810-5715. My company specializes in helping individuals with homes headed towards probate by buying them outright for cash. We can help you navigate the probate process, and feel out what the right option may be for any property involved. If probate court seems like a real possibility for you, and you’re not sure what to do, please reach out today.
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