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Marietta Probate Lawyer

The need for legal representation in probate procedure can arise because of various disputes. These disputes can cause hard feelings among family members already dealing with the loss of a loved one.

The law office of G. Cleveland Payne III, P.C. represents executors, administrators, heirs and family members involved in disputes during probate. We understand the emotional aspects involved and offer compassionate representation and strong advocacy when you need it most.

Are you involved in a disagreement regarding a deceased person’s final wishes? To schedule your consultation with a lawyer, please call (770) 424-1400. You may also email us and to obtain a prompt response to your questions.

Is a Will Contest at the Core of the Dispute?

When an estate is going through probate, disputes may arise over the validity of the will or over its interpretation if the decedent’s intentions are ambiguous. Family members may claim the individual was under undue influence or duress at the time the will was signed or incompetent at the time decisions were made. Fraud allegations might also serve to invalidate an estate plan. Attorney G. Cleveland Payne III can uphold your argument for or against the validity of the will throughout probate proceedings.

Our firm strives to prove the actual intent of the decedent, providing strong advocacy for your position throughout the process. There are time limits that exist for bringing forward a will contest. We can work swiftly within these time constraints toward a favorable resolution on your behalf.

Contact a Georgia Attorney For Help With Will Contest Disputes

If you have questions about the validity of a will, or if you believe you have been deprived of your rightful inheritance, contact the law office of G. Cleveland Payne III, P.C. to schedule your consultation and learn your options for resolving the dispute in probate.


G. Cleveland Payne III P.C.

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 10 reviews

Beth Talbert

Mr. Payne was a godsend! I recently relocated to Georgia from California where I had been struggling to procure a divorce for quite some time. Upon my first telephone consultation with Mr. Payne, he clearly explained the process that needed to take place, an approximate timeline and the expense involved. He provided every aspect as laid out with the utmost professionalism and courtesy as well as finalizing my divorce ahead of schedule and under budget. I couldn't have asked for him to be any more considerate in guiding me through an emotionally difficult process. Thank you Mr. Payne!!

Sandy Carr

When finding myself in a life changing situation, I wanted a lawyer with good morals and values to represent me. I also wanted to find someone who could represent me without becoming a number in a large law firm. In choosing Mr. Payne I felt I received the time and attention required to move forward in my circumstances with positive results. He and his staff were both professional, knowledgeable, thorough and caring which meant a lot to me while moving through a difficult time. I was continually involved and kept updated throughout the whole legal process.

Dennis Stahl

I have personally known Cleve Payne for many years and can certainly attest to his unmatched attention to detail and the way he is always striving to treating people with the upmost respect and dignity. His professionalism is without exception and above all he always has your best interests at heart. He is a man among men!

Karen Gheesling

Mr. Payne was a great help with probating my parent's will. He was knowledgeable and very kind. He answered any questions that arose and handled the situation in a timely manner. I later returned to him to have my will prepared. I highly recommend Mr. Payne for any legal service.

Susan Carver

Mr Payne was very knowledgeable and helpful, provided valuable advice and guidance, and was compassionate and sensitive to my personal situation.

Eric Olson

I have used Cleve for over five years. He is conscientious, knowledgeable, and thorough. He is people-oriented and cares about his clients both professionally and personally.

Pete Montgomery

Cleve Payne has been our family lawyer for the last 10 yrs and has helped us through several issues during that time. My wife and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest, knowledgeable, and caring attorney.

Kathryn Hill

Mr. Payne is very compassionate and kind. He genuinely cares about people, and works hard for his clients.

Contact Us

248 Roswell St
Marietta, GA, 30060

(770) 424-1400

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM