Category: Georgia

  • The Partition of Property

    What to Do When Co-Owning a Home Doesn’t Work Out What happens when co-owners decide not to co-own any more? if an owner wants to voluntarily come off the title, no problem. The co-owners prepare a new deed to convey that person’s interest, with a new title reflecting the desired ownership. And if multiple heirs who…

  • Georgia Probate and Real Property

    Probate is the legal process by which a decedent’s property is transferred to those entitled to receive it. All real property that does not transfer by means of a survivorship interest or a recorded transfer on death deed, or property held in a trust, is subject to probate.

  • Georgia Bill Making Filing Fraudulent Deeds a Felony

    Georgia’s House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill cracking down on people who steal houses by recording fraudulent real estate deeds. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Tom Kirby and co-sponsored by Rep. Ed Lindsey. House Bill 985 would protect all Georgia homeowners from those who file fake deeds. The bill also makes filing,…