Effective And Efficient Estate Planning And Probate Counsel

In Gwinnett County And The Surrounding Areas

Our law firm in Lawrenceville, Georgia, can assist with your needs regarding estate planning or probate counsel. Whether you need to protect your financial interests and the security of your family, or administer the estate of a loved one who has passed away, we offer skilled, experienced and comprehensive legal counsel.

Our law firm is led by Margaret Gettle Washburn, an accomplished lawyer with over 35 years of legal experience. She is the current Chief Judge of the city of Sugar Hill and is a past president of the Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges and the Gwinnett County Bar Association. All of our attorneys and legal staff use their extensive experience and knowledge to protect the interests of our clients in all aspects of estate planning and probate law.

Our Estate Planning Practice

We believe that it is critical for our clients to secure their assets, their families and their futures through effective estate plans. We serve clients of all financial means, including high net worth individuals in need of sophisticated estate plans to facilitate wealth transfers that limit tax consequences.

Whether your needs are simple or complex, we will navigate you through the estate planning process and create an appropriate estate plan to achieve your short-term and long-term goals. We draft the following documents, among many others, for our clients:

  • Wills
  • Trusts to effectuate wealth transfers, charitable distributions, special needs planning for children and adults, and other goals
  • Asset protection vehicles
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Advance medical directives

Skilled Guidance Through The Probate Process

We serve clients in Gwinnett County and the surrounding areas who need assistance probating an estate. We offer this knowledgeable legal guidance to families and fiduciaries.

Our legal team assists clients with every aspect of probate, providing skilled legal counsel to guide individuals and families through this process as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Depending on the details of the estate that is being probated, the process may include:

  • Proving a will's validity
  • Identifying beneficiaries and heirs
  • Drafting an inventory of the estate and arranging for the appraisal of assets
  • Paying outstanding debts of the deceased and collecting money owed
  • Distributing property
  • Paying taxes

In some cases, disputes arise during the probate process. Questions may arise surrounding the validity or intentions of a will or the management of an estate or trust. As experienced litigators, we are prepared to represent our clients in will contests and other forms of estate litigation.

Contact Our Law Firm

Please call 770-676-1191 or fill out this form to schedule a confidential legal consultation to discuss your estate planning or probate needs.