I'm one-half of a second generation estate planning and probate administration firm... more
I'm one-half of a second generation estate planning and probate administration firm dedicated to serving families and individuals in the Atlanta area. I've lived in the Atlanta area for the past 19 years and began working in the field of estate planning in 2009.
A native of north Alabama, Logan graduated magna cum laude from Berry College in... more
A native of north Alabama, Logan graduated magna cum laude from Berry College in 2003 with a degree in history. He then graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2006. After law school, Logan served a law clerk for two years to the Honorable Walter E. Johnson, United States Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of Georgia. From 2008 until 2010, Logan was an ass... view profile
A number of years after graduating from college with a bachelors degree in Spanish,... more
A number of years after graduating from college with a bachelors degree in Spanish, I entered Georgia State University College of Law, determined to get my JD. I was uncertain that I could successfully manage law school and two young children, three dogs, and a husband that traveled for a living, but I was able to do all of that, proudly graduating with my JD in 1988. Immediately after passing ... view profile
Mike is the founding and managing partner (member) of Hoffman Associates, and... more
Mike is the founding and managing partner (member) of Hoffman Associates, and oversees the general operations and personnel of the legal and tax sections of the Firm. Mike works primarily in the areas of estate planning, to minimize the effect of the estate tax, insure orderly transition of generations in family businesses, and maximize asset protections. He also devotes a considerable amount ... 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.