Georgia Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Summer 1980), pp. 681-735


This Article will survey certain aspects of decedent's estate administration, including the situations where administration may be avoided, the administration of estates of absentees and missing persons, and the problems involved where simultaneous death occurs. The various types of personal representatives, their appointment and qualification, and the distinctions between foreign and local personal representatives will be considered. Georgia law will be given a critical appraisal, its shortcomings will be delineated, and suggestions will be made for improvement in areas where the need is greatest.