I have been practicing law in Georgia for almost 35 years. In 1985, I became a part-... more
I have been practicing law in Georgia for almost 35 years. In 1985, I became a part-time judge in the Magistrate Court, and since then, I have practiced family-related law exclusively,engaged in family law issues from pre-birth, such as contracts to adopt an unborn child, through the juvenile years in the juvenile courts, legiimattion and paternity, adoptions of children of all ages, divorce, c... view profile
Few things are more frustrating than retaining a lawyer who refuses to communicate... more
Few things are more frustrating than retaining a lawyer who refuses to communicate with you after you write him or her a check. Therefore, I make myself available to clients through email and by phone, and try to diligently return communications as soon as possible. I try my best to give candid advice (both legal and practical), honestly assess my clients' cases so they can make informed decisi... 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.