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
Stephen M. Worrall is an experienced family law and wills, trusts and estate... more
Stephen M. Worrall is an experienced family law and wills, trusts and estate planning attorney in Marietta, Georgia. He concentrates his practice in all areas of family law, including divorce, adoption and prenuptial agreements. He also helps families plan to protect their assets and their children in the event of their death or incapacity, and to transfer their whole wealth their financi... 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.