One essential legal document for Georgia residents who are developing an estate plan is a living will. A living will can be enforced while an individual is still alive. Individuals can use it to detail their preferences regarding any medical treatment they should receive should they become incapacitated. They can specify what type of medical treatments should and should not be used to keep them alive. Individuals can also detail how long life support measures should be used.
When people in Georgia die with a will in place, some situations might arise in which a party might contest the will. A will may be contested for any number of reasons. If a will contest is successful, the court will disregard the will and either follow a previous will or order that the assets are passed under the state's intestacy laws.