Atlanta, GA Probate & Estate Planning Lawyers

At Kimmey & Murphy, P.C. we are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation in the area of Wills, Trusts, Probate and Litigation

Estate Planning

We have estate planning attorneys who have structured Estate Plans for numerous local families. These plans, which include Wills, Living Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney for Finances and Powers of Attorney for Healthcare, incorporate the most recent Probate Laws in order to provide our clients with the most up-to-date estate plans available so that they can take comfort in the fact that their estates can be administered efficiently should something happen to them.

As a result, our clients are protected to the fullest extent possible under the law from unnecessary and expensive court proceedings and from needless federal and state taxes.

Probate

If a loved one passes away either testate (with a will) or intestate (without a will), we are able to assist our clients in navigating the Probate Courts quickly and efficiently. Probate Courts can be intimidating if you do not have experience in their inner workings and procedures. There are legal papers to draft and file, petitions to publish, bonds to file, notices to serve, and several thick books of rules that each petitioner must strictly follow at each step in the probate process.

At Kimmey & Murphy we have decades of experience appearing in Probate Courts all over Metro Atlanta and Northern Georgia. We are intimately familiar with the probate judges, the courtroom staff, and all of the related laws and procedures. This is why we are able to successfully navigate the probate process to ensure that our clients’ cases are completed quickly and efficiently.

In addition to providing technical expertise and efficiency, our friendly office staff and professional attorneys work hard to ensure that our clients receive the highest level of customer service at each step of the process so that when the matter is concluded our clients will be completely satisfied with their overall experience.

Trust/Probate Litigation

After a loved one passes away, when assets need to be managed and distributed, disputes often arise between Beneficiaries and Trustees of a Trust or Heirs and Executors of a Will. We realize that misunderstandings and arguments can evolve into legal battles which may result in complex Probate litigation and trial. Because we have been in this business for over 20 years, we have amassed a great deal of experience in these types of situations. Many attorneys have no experience in trust and probate work and most trust and probate attorneys have no experience in trial work. At Kimmey & Murphy we are experienced litigators with a vast bank of knowledge of the Probate Courts. Therefore, we can offer something that few other firms in Georgia can. Namely, the ability to help you plan your estate, and the ability to handle disputes in estates should they arise.

In these types of cases, we are unparalleled among the legal community in the depth of our knowledge and experience. We have the resources and training to utilize alternative dispute resolution techniques in an attempt to mediate and settle disputes before they become full-blown lawsuits. For these reasons, we are often able to obtain very favorable settlements for our clients without the necessity of a trial.

However, when the parties are unable to settle a matter, we are trained, experienced and aggressive trial attorneys who have the unique expertise to litigate all manner of Probate disputes. We realize that family disputes and probate litigation can become very intense and emotional. Accordingly, our attorneys are prepared to be relentless through each stage of litigation – from the pleading stages, through discovery and motion practice, to trial preparation and conducting trials, and if needed, to mounting an effective appeal. At every step of the process, we vigorously represent our client’s interests with diligence, competence and tenacity.

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