Stone Mountain Probate Attorneys — 4 found

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  1. Stone Mountain Probate Attorney Mark Richard Gaffney

    Mark Gaffney

    Stone Mountain, GA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 22 years
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    6.5

  2. Stone Mountain Probate Attorney Lauren Albanese Bryant

    Lauren Bryant

    Lauren Bryant attended the University of Georgia, graduating Magna cum laude in 2004... more
    Licensed for 6 years - $200-$225/hour
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    6.6

  3. Stone Mountain Probate Attorney Peatsa Christina Wallace

    Peatsa Wallace

    Ms. Wallace has more than 32 years experience practicing law in the primary areas of... more
    Licensed for 32 years
    Not yet reviewed - 4 Legal Answers
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    7.4

  4. Stone Mountain Probate Attorney Derek Dewane Carson

    Derek Carson

    Stone Mountain, GA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 18 years
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Probate

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.