John W. Chambers Jr

John W. Chambers Jr

Chambers, Chambers & Chambers, LLP
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Gov & Administrative Law ...
  • Georgia
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John W. Chambers, Jr. is a graduate of Emory University and Emory University School of Law. He graduated with distinction from the Emory University School of Law in 1979 with a Doctor of Law degree and was a member of the Order of the Coif. John W. Chambers, Jr. has an AV (R) Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating. ("CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies."

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Chambers, Chambers & Chambers, LLP
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Education
Emory University School of Law
J.D
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Honors: Graduated with Distinction. Member of Order of the Coif.
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Emory University
B.A | Psychology
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Honors: Psychology Honor Society
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Professional Associations
Estate Planning Council of North Georgia
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Georgia State Bar
Member
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Georgia Bar Association
Member
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Website
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118 Questions Answered

Q. What's the difference between setting up a health care directive to carry out my medical wishes if I become unable to
A: In an advance directive for health, the principal (i.e., the person who executes the document) may appoint an agent to make health care decisions. If he appoints an agent, then the advance directive is a medical power of attorney. Another type of power of attorney is a financial power of attorney whereby the principal appoints an agent and grants the agent various powers to conduct financial transactions. In Georgia, it is common for a person to have both an advance directive for health care and a financial power of attorney as part of his or her estate planning. This response is intended to provide general information only and does not create an attorney client relationship. You should consult with an estate planning attorney if you have questions.
Q. Dad passed away in Cobb County. Brother & I are co executors. Can my brother renounce this as he is out of state?
A: Your brother may renounce his right to serve, and unless your father named a successor co-executor, you could serve as the sole executor. The renunciation must be in a writing signed by your brother and his signature must be notarized. The renunciation must be filed with the probate court. Renunciation of the right to serve as executor should not have any effect on life insurance. You would have to review the provisions of the Will to see if it had any effect on any of the gifts. The executor generally is entitled to receive compensation for services as executor, and if your brother renounces his right to serve, he would forego his right to receive compensation for serving as executor. If you renounce your right to receive compensation, then it would not matter. This response is designed to provide general information only and not legal advice about your particular situation. It does not establish an attorney client relationship.
Q. I am named executor of my Fathers will. My Father had a business I am expected to sell. Do I have to probate the will.
A: I recommend that you seek the advice of a probate attorney. If a decedent's business is part of his estate and the decedent had a will, the person named as executor in the will would need to probate the will and petition the probate court to be appointed executor. What the executor may do with a business which is an estate asset depends on the provisions of the will and applicable law. You would need to have a probate attorney review all the pertinent facts to be able to properly advise you on this matter. Good luck.
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