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We saved our client more than $6,000 in property taxes by obtaining a Year’s Support Award on her behalf as an alternative to opening up an estate in the first instance. As happens with many of our clients, this client came to see us to open her husband’s estate after his death. Once we reviewed...
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The firm secured another Court victory for one of our deserving clients in the form of a judgment of almost $70,000. The award compensated her for the attorney’s fees she incurred to offer a Will for probate in face of an objection made by the adult child of the deceased person to the Will being...
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Have you been waiting to receive your inheritance longer than you expected? If so, join millions of other folks who are expecting Personal Representatives of an Estate to get their job done more quickly than expected. In Georgia, a Personal Representative has six months from the date Letters of Administration or Letters Testamentary are issued...
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The firm was involved in an important case in the Georgia Court of Appeals. In this case, the court ruled in favor of our client when it reaffirmed that on a Petition to Settle Accounts, the probate judge has authority to do just about anything necessary to resolve an estate. In our particular case, the...
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We are pleased to announce a victory in Hall County Probate Court, where a jury found our client’s will to be valid. The will was created by a woman who had one child who had left her estate in trust for her child with the exception of two small bequests to her nieces. The child...
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We are pleased to announce a victory in Hall County Probate Court where a jury found our client’s will to be valid. The will was created by a lady who had one child – a son. She left her estate in trust for her son with the exception of two small requests to her nieces....
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We are very pleased to announce that Mark Stuckey of our firm recently convinced a probate court that a missing original will was not deliberately destroyed by the testator (the person who wrote the will). The result is that the beneficiaries, who had a copy of the will, will receive the inheritance left to them...
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We are again very happy to report a successful outcome for one of our deserving clients. Our client obtained a divorce from her husband in 2002. The trial court ordered her husband to maintain a life insurance policy in the amount of $250,000 and to name our client as the beneficiary. Several years after the...
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If you believe a Will being offered to probate does not reflect the true final wishes of your loved one, you are on a very tight time table to challenge that Will:  YOU HAVE ONLY 30 DAYS TO CHALLENGE THE WILL! We are pleased to announce we have defeated yet another Will being offered for...
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Do You Know Who Your Parents Are?   It is easy for each of us to assume our parents are who we were raised to believe them to be.  Before DNA tests were readily available, if your Mom or Dad told you that they were your parent, and if your birth certificate confirmed that, there...
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