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Last updated on April 24, 2024

“A few of the creditor claims I’ve received don’t seem right. Do I have to pay them all or is there another option?” “I don’t understand exactly what it is I’m supposed to do as the executor of a family member’s estate, let alone how. What’s the first step?”

The probate process raises a lot of questions, and it can be very costly and time-consuming. If not handled correctly, it can be a nightmare. With knowledgeable legal guidance, however, your experience with it can be much different and much more manageable. At Hodges Law Firm, LLC, in Cumming, we represent beneficiaries, executors, estate administrators and other parties from throughout the Atlanta area in probate court and estate administration proceedings. Our founder, Russell Hodges, has been assisting clients with probate and estate-related matters for more than 30 years. Our entire staff is committed to guiding you through the probate process and helping you do what has to be done as efficiently as possible.

Legal Guidance Through The Probate Process

The steps in Georgia’s probate process are fairly logical but involves:

  • Validating the will (if there is one)
  • Gathering the assets
  • Paying creditors and taxes (if any)
  • Distributing assets to beneficiaries
  • Closing the estate

If it’s a simple uncontested proceeding, the entire process will likely be straightforward and a lot easier than you imagined. If there are substantial or complex estate assets, difficult factors or contested issues that could lead to litigation involved – it may take more time and be more work. In any case, our firm has the ability to help.

Our firm assists clients with:

We also represent non-Georgia residents with vested interests in or legitimate claims against Georgia estates, as well as administrators and executors in wrongful death actions.

Serving Clients All Along The 400 Corridor North Of The Perimeter

We’re here to provide answers to your probate and estate administration questions and to help you explore your options. To get the process started, contact us online or call our offices directly at 678-608-1746 or toll-free at  to schedule a free consultation.

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