Estates

Estates

Planning your future, guiding you through the process and resolving controversies.

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Advance Healthcare Directives and Powers of Attorney
  • Probate and Administration of Estates
  • Estate Disputes and Litigation
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Beneficiary Claims
  • Will Contests, including Fraud, Undue Influence and Testamentary Capacity
  • Accountings and Distribution Plans
  • Inventories and Annual Returns
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship

Estate Planning

“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” It is too easy to put off planning your estate, falling into the trap of thinking that there is plenty of time left. Do not fall for this trap. Careful, cost-effective planning now will help minimize financial and other burdens on your loved ones later. However, if you fail to plan, you may become incapacitated, mentally impaired, or die, and it may be too late.

Estate Administration

We provide professional guidance to those named in a will as an executor, or those seeking to open an estate where there is no will. You can rely on our experience to help you navigate the complex process of estate administration, so that you comply with legal requirements and avoid estate disputes.

Estate Disputes and Litigation

Unfortunately, death may cause a conflict to arise, including will contests, claims by beneficiaries and creditors, allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, and other administration issues. In the event you find yourself in an estate dispute, whether you are the representative, an heir, a beneficiary, or a creditor, we provide experienced, economical solutions to resolve the conflict.

Appellate Cases:

Probate Notice: In this contest over 2 wills, the Supreme Court held that the propounder of a will must give notice to the propounders and beneficiaries of any other wills of the testator offered for probate in the same county. This duty of notice does not end on the date of the filing of the first will for probate but continues until a will is admitted to probate. Garner v. Harrison, 260 Ga. 866, 400 S.E.2d 925 (1991).

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