John Barrett is an Atlanta area native and currently practices primarily in the... more
John Barrett is an Atlanta area native and currently practices primarily in the areas of Family Law, Probate, Consumer Bankruptcy, and Juvenile Law. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors at Atlanta Law School in 1993. Mr. Barrett has been a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia sin... view profile
Eric Hooper practices in the taxation section. His expertise lies in trusts and... more
Eric Hooper practices in the taxation section. His expertise lies in trusts and estate planning, corporate law, probate and administration of estates and trusts. Eric has extensive experience in most services needed by businesses, including the formation, organization and sale of business entities. Eric’s expertise also includes taxation, the creation, modification and termination of trusts, me... view profile
A comment Mary has heard over and over from clients she has worked with is: "You've... more
A comment Mary has heard over and over from clients she has worked with is: "You've made this so easy!" Mary prides herself on being very responsive to the needs of her clients. She generally returns telephone calls within 24 hours and is available to business owners as if she’s a part of their business. This allows the owners to focus on what they do best. Because she’s familiar with the ... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.