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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 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.

Contact Us

248 Roswell St
Marietta, GA, 30060

(770) 424-1400

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM