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GPCSF 2 Eff. July 2013
PETITION FOR TEMPORARY LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
I. Specific Instructions
1. This form is to be used for a petition for temporary letters of administration pursuant
to O.C.G.A. §53-6-30.
2. The probate court may at any time and without notice grant temporary letters of
administration on an unrepresented estate to continue in full force and effect until the
temporary administrator is discharged or a personal representative is appointed
according to O.C.G.A. §53-6-30. According to O.C.G.A. §53-11-5, “The probate
judge may direct any additional service or notice or extend the time to respond with
respect to any proceedings covered by this chapter….”
3. Paragraph 4 requires sufficient factual information for the Court to conclude that
those listed in paragraph 3 include each and every heir of the decedent and that there
are not additional heirs of the same or closer degree according to O.C.G.A. §53-2-1.
These facts must allow the Court to rule out the possibility that there may be other
heirs of similar or closer degree that have not been listed. Provide the date of death of
any deceased heirs and the name of the Personal Representative if applicable. The
Personal Representative of a deceased heir is authorized to consent on behalf of that
heir. O.C.G.A. §53-6-30. NOTE: If you are uncertain how to determine the heirs of
a decedent, refer to the “Heirs Determination Worksheet” available from the Probate
Court or at www.gaprobate.org. Examples of such statement would be: (a) “decedent
was or was not married at the time of his death and had no children born, adopted,
living or deceased, other than listed herein”; (b) “decedent had no other siblings half
or whole other than those listed herein”; (c) “the decedent’s brother who died
previously, had no other children born, adopted, living or deceased, other than listed
4. Temporary Administrator(s) should only collect and preserve the assets of the estate
and only expend funds, if approved, by the Judge of the Probate Court according to
II. General Instructions
General instructions applicable to all Georgia probate court standard forms are
available in each probate court, labeled GPCSF 1.