The probate process is overseen by the Probate Court in the county in which you live.  You may also hear this referred to as “opening the estate.”  The “probate” process the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. Our office is experienced with Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina state law and can help you through the probate process from start to finish.  It is important to consult an experienced probate attorney to ensure that the deceased’s affairs have been handled in the most effective and efficient way.

Customized Planning, Practical Solutions

Our experienced attorneys can help you by:

  • Educating you about the estate administration process in Georgia, Alabama, or South Carolina

  • Opening, if necessary, the probate estate in court and prepare all pertinent documents

  • Handling communications between third parties such as certified accountants, appraisers, trustees, heirs, beneficiaries, and real estate agents

  • Calendaring important hearings, keeping track of deadlines and obtaining necessary court documents

Allow our firm to assist you with preserving the deceased’s legacy and managing the estate administration process, whether or not formal estate planning is in place.

Estate Administration

Losing a loved one can be a stressful and confusing time, but the probate process does not have to be overwhelming. Our office can work to help you navigate through the legal issues that arise when a relative or friend passes away. When someone passes away, their estate is divided into two categories: probate and non-probate assets.  These items must be dealt with differently.  Our firm is here to help you sort through the twists and turns of complying with the law regarding these items as well as settling any remaining legal concerns a person has upon death.