Atlanta Contested Estate Lawyer

When grieving the loss of a loved one, it is not uncommon for the heirs to dispute certain aspects of the will. These disputes can be emotional and fiercely debated. It is the goal of an experienced Atlanta contested estate attorney to handle these matters as professionally and efficiently as possible.

At the law office of G. Cleveland Payne III P.C., we understand the challenges that surviving loved ones face. Not only is there a period of mourning, but some heirs might dispute the validity of the will.

Even if a will has been carefully drafted, it is not uncommon for disagreements to arise. It is crucial to contact a skilled lawyer as soon as possible. We can thoroughly examine the will and other documentation and provide advice on your best course of action.

Marietta Will Contest Attorney

Settling an estate where there is a will is certainly less complicated than when there is no will in place. Many decisions and issues are made based on specific statutes. These statutes define who may become an administrator. Statutes also define the heirs at law who will receive the assets of the estate.

Wills can be contested for numerous reasons, including:

  • Undue influence
  • Duress
  • Incompetency
  • Fraud
  • Improper witnesses

The resolution of a will contest can be complex and require an examination of events that occurred years prior to the death of the deceased. It is our goal to handle these matters in the most efficient and respectful manner possible while protecting the best interests of our clients. If you have concerns regarding estate disputes, contact our firm.

Contact a Marietta Contested Will Attorney

With questions regarding contested estates, contact our office by calling (770) 424-1400 or by completing the e-mail form on this website.