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Georgia Supreme Court Applies Florida Law in Bequest of Florida Real Property

July 11, 2011

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In the third time Melican v. Parker has come before the Georgia Supreme Court, a 4-to-3 majority of the Court ruled that Florida law applied to determining whether a contract of sale not consummated prior to death causes an ademption when the questioned gift bequeathed in a Georgia will is real property located in Florida.

Gov. Deal signs “Trust Code Technical Amendments Act of 2011”

July 11, 2011

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On May 12, 2011, Governor Nathan Deal signed SB 134, which made a number of technical corrections to the Georgia guardianship and trust codes, corrected terminology, and updated cross-references within the codes. In addition, the bill allows natural guardians of children to consent on behalf of a beneficiary if there is no conflict of interest. The full text of the bill is located here.

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