I have practiced law since 1995. I am a native north Georgian who received two... more
I have practiced law since 1995. I am a native north Georgian who received two degrees from the University of Georgia. I am married with two children. My hobbies include travelling, fishing, running and trivia competitions. About the Firm Since 1995, our firm has developed a reputation for professionalism, compassion and a tireless dedication to our clients. We take great pride in... view profile
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
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
Jim Fletcher is a partner at the firm of Merritt & Fletcher, LLC. Jim's estate... more
Jim Fletcher is a partner at the firm of Merritt & Fletcher, LLC. Jim's estate planning practice focuses upon helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. He also represents clients in minimizing the stress and expense of probate, trust and estate administration, and continues to advise select clients regarding corporate and business law, and select litigati... view profile
Amy Yarkoni, P.C. is professional corporation engaged in the practice of law. Amy... more
Amy Yarkoni, P.C. is professional corporation engaged in the practice of law. Amy Yarkoni is focused on providing personalized service to individuals, families, and business owners with wealth transfer, life, and legacy planning needs. Whether what you need a simple will or specialized trusts and tax planning, a formal guardianship or conservatorship for a parent or a special needs child, or ... 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.
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.