Georgia Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Fall 1978), pp. 133-189


In our mobile society, ownership of property in Georgia by nonresidents is increasing. Few, if any, nonresidents prepare separate wills to dispose of their property in a foreign state or make sure that the one will adheres to the formalities of every state in which they own property. Thus, it is reasonable to expect that the problems of probate of foreign wills will increase in future years. Likewise, Georgia testators increasingly desire to name family members or friends domiciled in other states to serve in a fiduciary capacity under their wills. This Article will describe contemporary statutory patterns which deal with such matters, including those of Georgia and other states. The Article then will make suggestions, with a view toward improving existing legislation so as to make the procedure work better and more effectively.