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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 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.

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248 Roswell St
Marietta, GA, 30060

(770) 424-1400

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM