Robert Carlson is a partner whose practice focuses on trust and estate litigation,... more
Robert Carlson is a partner whose practice focuses on trust and estate litigation, will contests, fiduciary litigation, and business disputes. Mr. Carlson received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1991 and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1996 where he was a recipient of the James Lewis Parks and Stephen Kraft Memorial Scholarships. Mr. Carlson has b... view profile
I am married and have two sons in preschool. When I am not lawyering, I typically am... more
I am married and have two sons in preschool. When I am not lawyering, I typically am reading. Novels, non-fiction, politics, and science are my favorite genres and subjects. I also hike and bike. I am a member of a few professional associations, including the Atlanta Bar Association.
Hometown Education I was born in Gainesville, Florida and grew up in Rome, Georgia.... more
Hometown Education I was born in Gainesville, Florida and grew up in Rome, Georgia. I attended Darlington School, a private day/boarding school located in Rome. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, graduating summa cum laude, with a B.A. in History. I graduated magna cum laudefrom the University of Georgia School of Law in 2006 and was inducted into th... 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.