Probate Attorney in Atlanta, GA
Compassionate probate guidance when you need it most. Contact us today to get sound legal advice on estate planning and probate issues.
Your Trusted Partners With Probate Services
Losing a loved one is never easy. On top of grieving, you may find yourself suddenly tasked with handling their estate and probating their will. This complex legal process can be overwhelming without the right guidance and support. Look no further than Emert & Yeom – Atlanta’s premier probate law firm.
With over 17 years of experience, Emert & Yeom’s probate attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to handle even the most complex estate matters with compassion and diligence. We understand this is an emotional time, and we’re here to provide caring counsel every step of the way.
Our Comprehensive Probate Legal Services
Here’s an overview of our comprehensive probate legal services:
Will Contests & Disputes
We represent beneficiaries and personal representatives when a will is contested. We also handle disputes over the validity of a will, undue influence claims, and adequacy of assets transferred.
We probate estates and handle all details – inventory assets, notify creditors, pay taxes and debts, and distribute property to heirs. We also assist with trust administration when a trust is involved.
If conflict arises, our litigation team is prepared to represent your interests in disputes over estates, trusts, and probate matters in court.
Guardianship & Conservatorship
We help families obtain legal guardianship or conservatorship over minors and incapacitated adults if needed to manage their affairs.
We help families preserve assets and qualify loved ones for long-term care benefits through Medicaid. This involves establishing special needs trusts and planning gifts/transfers.
How We Approach Probate Matters:
At Emert & Yeom, we use a refined probate process to efficiently administer estates and trusts from start to finish. Here’s what you can expect:
- Initial Consultation
The process starts with an in-depth consultation to understand your needs and goals. We’ll gather information, explain your options, and start forming a legal strategy.
- File Petition with the Probate Court
We’ll prepare the petition to open probate and file it along with the will and other required documents with the county probate court to start the legal proceedings.
- Appoint Estate Representative
The court will officially appoint an executor named in the will or an administrator if there is no will to act as the estate representative and handle probate matters.
- Notify Beneficiaries & Creditors
Beneficiaries named in the will and all known creditors will be officially notified of the proceedings and given time to make any claims against assets.
- Inventory Assets
We’ll work with you to catalog all of the deceased’s assets – real estate, accounts, personal property, investments, etc. Values will be determined.
- Manage Estate Affairs
We’ll use estate funds to pay valid creditor claims, taxes owed, funeral costs, probate fees, and our legal fees. Ongoing affairs like properties will be handled.
- Calculate Distributions
According to the will’s terms, we’ll calculate distribution amounts for each beneficiary and work with you to decide on asset transfers.
- Obtain Court Approval
The court will review the accounting and inventory before issuing its final approval to distribute assets and close probate. This protects you from liability.
- Distribute Assets to Heirs
Once approved, we’ll oversee the distribution of all assets to beneficiaries per the court order and the deceased’s wishes. Probate concludes.
Obtaining Sound Probate Counsel Has Never Been Easier
Losing someone close to you is painful enough without having to navigate complex legal waters on your own. Lean on Emert & Yeom’s accomplished probate attorneys to guide you through the process smoothly and compassionately. We’re ready to tackle any challenge estate administration may present.
Whether you’re an executor needing representation or a beneficiary wanting your interests protected, our attorneys have the prowess to deliver favorable outcomes. With decades of combined experience, we’re intimately versed in all Georgia probate laws and procedures. We know how to avoid missteps and resolve conflicts efficiently.
Experience Our Client-First Approach
At Emert & Yeom, every client gets our undivided personal attention. From the moment you walk through our doors, our probate team will:
- Patiently evaluate your unique situation and concerns
- Take time to explain the process from start to finish so you know what to expect
- Determine your goals and tailor a legal strategy to accomplish them
- Offer caring advice based on an honest assessment of your case
- Clearly communicate along the way and promptly respond to all inquiries
- Proactively overcome any obstacles that arise to keep matters on track
- Relentlessly pursue the most optimal outcomes on your behalf
Our probate attorneys provide such diligent client service that over 95% of our business comes from referrals from satisfied clients. We’d love the opportunity to serve your family as well.
Why Choose Emert & Yeom Probate Services?
With any legal matter, you need an attorney you can trust. Here’s how our probate team stands out:
Our attorneys have decades of estate planning and probate law experience. We’re intimately familiar with Georgia laws and procedures.
We take time to understand your needs and goals for a customized legal strategy. Your best interests drive our advice.
We deliver sensitive guidance during this difficult time. You’ll have a caring legal team by your side from start to finish.
Our fees are fair and appropriate for the complexity of each matter. We’re upfront about costs and avoid surprise bills.
Our attorneys and paralegals are hands-on and responsive. We’re here to promptly answer any questions you have along the way.
We work quickly and thoroughly to complete each phase of the probate process so you can move on. No long delays.
We handle every detail and document meticulously so your probate case proceeds smoothly. You can have peace of mind.
Contact Us For A Consultation Today
Don’t endure the Georgia probate process alone. The experienced team at Emert & Yeom has the knowledge and dedication to make this difficult journey much easier for your loved ones and you. Reach out today online or call us to schedule a free case assessment. We’re standing by to help.
About Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, Georgia, is a vibrant and diverse city that seamlessly blends history, culture, and modernity. Steeped in Civil Rights history, Atlanta is home to iconic landmarks like the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center, offering a profound glimpse into the nation’s past.
The city also boasts a thriving arts scene, with institutions like the High Museum of Art showcasing an impressive collection of both classical and contemporary works. For those seeking outdoor adventures, the sprawling Piedmont Park provides a picturesque escape right in the heart of the city.
When it comes to dining, Atlanta offers a culinary mosaic, with an array of restaurants to suit all tastes. Staplehouse, located in the Old Fourth Ward, offers an exquisite dining experience, known for its inventive and seasonal menu. Another must-visit is The Optimist, a seafood haven located in the Westside Provisions District, where diners can savor fresh catches in a stylish and inviting atmosphere.
Atlanta’s dynamic blend of history, culture, and gastronomy makes it a must-visit destination for any traveler.
Our Service Area
While we are located in Duluth Georgia, we provide estate planning, real estate closings, and business law to clients from all around the metro Atlanta area including Buford, Suwanee, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and more. Contact us today when you need an experienced attorney to help you with any of these matters.