Mary F. Radford

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Survey Article


This Survey Article discusses significant cases decided by the Georgia appellate courts during the period of June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023, and significant Georgia legislation enacted in that same period that relate to Georgia probate and trust law, guardianship, and estate planning. Two of the cases described herein, Slosberg v. Giller and Hall v. Davis Lawn Services, Inc., are decisions of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Effective July 1, 2017, the Georgia General Assembly enacted O.C.G.A. § 15-3-3.1, which provides that the Georgia Court of Appeals has appellate jurisdiction over cases relating to wills and trusts. However, the Georgia Constitution provides that the Supreme Court of Georgia “may review by certiorari cases in the Court of Appeals which are of gravity or great public importance.” The Slosberg and Hall cases are cases in which the supreme court reviewed and reversed the decisions of the court of appeals.