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Georgia Guardianship Lawyer

Conservatorship and Guardianship Lawyer in Marietta, Georgia

Are you worried about a disabled adult or minor child? Seeking guardianship and/or conservatorship appointment can be a solution for someone who wants to ensure his or her loved one is protected financially and physically. The law office of G. Cleveland Payne III, P.C. handles guardianship/conservatorship proceedings in probate court. We can advise you of your duties during this process and seek the resolution you desire.

To schedule your consultation, please call (770) 424-1400. You may also email us and we will be in touch with you promptly.

Who Can Benefit From a Guardianship?

People seek help from our firm when they are concerned about the welfare of their loved ones. For example, an adult may have become incapacitated due to dementia, Alzheimer’s or other physical or mental condition. There are also situations when the guardianship of a minor is needed.

With a background in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy, our attorney G. Cleveland Payne III provides our clients with a safe and comfortable environment to discuss their concerns. Our attorney and staff will listen to your concerns and truly care about you and your family’s well-being. Our firm will also provide strong advocacy when you need it most.

The Benefits of a Conservatorship

A conservatorship is the process where the court appoints a person who has the power to receive, collect and make decisions about the property of a minor or an incapacitated adult. Conservators manage funds for the care, education, welfare and safety of the person. Conservators for incapacitated adults must also take into consideration the express desires and personal values of the ward, when making financial decisions.

This important appointment must be used reasonably, respectfully and very responsibly. Our firm will help you understand your duties and responsibilities, while helping you deal with any questions that may arise.

Experienced Representation for a Complicated Process

If you are considering becoming a guardian or conservator of an incapacitated adult or a minor child, you will need to proceed through probate court. You will need to petition the court for appointment of a guardian and/or conservator. The petition for guardianship or conservatorship of an alleged incapacitated adult may be completed by two petitioners or one petitioner and the affidavit of a physician, psychologist or licensed clinical social worker. The probate court will then rule on the need for the guardianship and or conservatorship and approve or deny the petition for the appointment of a guardian or conservator.

Contact a Marietta Conservatorship Lawyer

Do you want to learn more about Guardianship and conservatorship? Contact a Marietta attorney to schedule your consultation.


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