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Atlanta 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 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 Dispute 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 disputed for numerous reasons, including:

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

The resolution of a will dispute can be complex and require an examination of events that occurred months 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 Will Dispute Attorney

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


G. Cleveland Payne III P.C.

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 28 reviews

Jill S.

Jill F. Mr Payne, and his staff, were very helpful in assisting me to make a Will and Advanced Directive. They kept me up to date on process and provided some helpful insights.

Kathi R.

My 87year old mother felt very comfortable with Mr. Payne.

Lisa K.

Mr. Payne has done a great job helping us through the years with wills and other legal matters. He's our go to go guy and I would definitely recommend him for sound advice.


My two siblings and I picked Cleve to assist us with our late Mother's affairs. Although her papers were in order, we still needed an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to guide us through any mine field. I really don't know what we would of done without Cleve and Pam's assistance.


I worked with Cleve and Pam to prepare a will and other legal documents for me. The entire process was very efficient, and they were very helpful in answering all of the questions I had. I highly recommend Cleve for your legal needs.

Diane H.

Mr. Payne assisted me with two important life matters- a divorce and a will. He is extremely patient, kind and offers important advice. If I need him again I would not hesitate for one second. He would he the one to call!

Marlow M.

I would like to thank Mr. Payne and Ms. Pam on behalf of the Mike family. You are one of the best Law firms I have ever had to deal with. You overall help for us during our time of need was outstanding. Thank you so much for your help and for truly caring. Randolph and Marlow Mike


Cleve Payne has helped us write and later update relatively complicated wills. This year he efficiently handled probate for the estate of a family member. He and assistant Pam are professional, caring and competent.

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248 Roswell St
Marietta, GA, 30060

(770) 424-1400

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