Testators and Testate Estates
A testator is a person who makes a will. An individual who dies and who has a will is said to have died testate. Upon the death of the testator, the will must be filed in the Probate Court in the county where the testator was domiciled at the time of his/her death. If the testator was not domiciled in Georgia at the time of his/her death, the will may be filed in any county in Georgia where the testator owned property.