My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Georgia
I'm trying to draw up, pro se, a petition to probate my father's will in solemn form. All of his heirs must have a notarized signature on the petition. For my Dad's widow, it's a little murky as to whether or not she is fully competent to sign on her own behalf. When I mentioned her sporadic confusion to the probate clerk, she told me that the judge likely would want a guardian ad litem for her. There's a form for this that I suppose I would have to submit to the judge, but I don't know if that should be included with the petition or if it should be submitted prior to the petition.
She already has two durable POA's, one of them being her local accountant. With that in mind, would a judge still require a proceeding for the court to choose a GAL?
I'm not sure it would even come up, but I don't want to take a chance. Should her POA sign the petition on her behalf? Or in addition to her signature? Or not at all?
I have lots of questions about filing this petition, but this is the biggest one and the most baffling to me.
This question seems to cross several topics. Please tell me if I should move this post to another section.