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Mandy Moyer

Mandy Moyer

With our firm, every client matters.
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • Georgia
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Summary

While growing up as the oldest child of nine, I would often complain to my stepfather about the fact that things around me were not happening fairly. So, at the age of 16, I made a lifelong commitment to making sure things are done fairly. In the beginning, I focused on helping individuals and businesses plan for the future, and life’s inevitable events. Other situations, like a death in the family or Mom’s dementia diagnosis, required immediate action. It soon became clear – the “problem solver” in me (a required character trait when you are the oldest of nine!) realized that I wanted to be the one helping those families in their time of need.

So, I became a lawyer who helped families deal with these hard, life-changing events. I had a ton of ideas about how to best serve my clients. The firm also had the traditional “one-size-fits-all” outlook on law practice, and frankly, “we’ve always done it this way” has never been enough for me. But the final straw was an unexpected event — the death of my grandfather. It was the first time I ever personally experienced the unexpected loss of a family member, and it hit me hard. I now fully understood my clients’ complaints about the seemingly endless paperwork, the many legal complexities, and the burden of estate administration and estate settlement. My time at the firm soon came to a close, and I was so disheartened that I actually left private practice.

I spent the next several years serving as the staff attorney and chief deputy clerk for the Forsyth County Probate Court. Over time, I learned precisely how to navigate the probate process. And I saw the grief-stricken people simply trying to navigate a confusing legal process to do right by their loved ones. I got to work on my vision. The result of that process is Georgia Probate Lawyers Moyer, LLC, a law firm dedicated to providing responsive and compassionate representation to families dealing with the death or disability of a loved one.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Guardianship
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney/Owner
Georgia Probate Lawyers Moyer, LLC
Current
Staff Attorney and Chief Deputy Clerk
Forsyth County Probate Court
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Education
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
J.D. (2011)
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University System of Georgia - Kennesaw State University
B.S. (2008) | Political Science
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Awards
Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Bar
Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia
Recognizes those young lawyers who have gone above and beyond in their service to the State Bar of Georgia.
YLD Star of the Quarter
Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia
The YLD Star of the Quarter was implemented to recognize young lawyers who went above and beyond for the YLD, the legal profession and/or their community.
Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public
Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia
Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public
Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia
Recognizes those young lawyers who have gone above and beyond in their service to the public.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia # 881448
Member
Current
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Estate Administration Boot Camp, Atlanta, Georgia
National Business Institute
Estate Administration Boot Camp, Atlanta, Georgia
National Business Institute
How to Use Trusts To..., Atlanta, Georgia
National Business Institute
Georgia's Probate Process, Atlanta, Georgia
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Probate Boot Camp, Atlanta, Georgia
National Business Institute
Probate Boot Camp, Macon, Georgia
National Business Institute
The Probate Process from Start to Finish, Alpharetta
National Business Institute
Certifications
Certified Mediator
Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. What can I do to protect my spouse that is not co-buyer on a home if i should pass away?
A: I commend you for considering the possibility of the unanticipated and planning to protect your family from that uncertainty. There are absolutely steps you can take to protect your spouse in the circumstance you have detailed - specifically, you can arrange to take title to the house in such a way that if anything happened to you, he or she would inherit the house at the moment of your death -- without even having to go through the probate process. That doesn't mean that the mortgage wouldn't still have to be paid, of course - but that's where life insurance can be helpful as a planning tool. Your closing attorney might be able to help you accomplish your goal. If not, we'd be happy to help. Just give my office a call. Good luck, and happy house hunting!
Q. Any cases where a judge may forego a bond when dealing with minors and conservators which are their parents? § 29-3-41
A: I appreciate that navigating the legal system without the assistance of good legal counsel can be confusing! To answer your question, typically no - a judge would not forgo a bond even though the minor's conservator may be his or her parent. Unfortunately, the law doesn't really permit them to establish a minor conservatorship without requiring the bond. That said, if you are having trouble obtaining a bond yourself, you still have some options. I'd be happy to explain them - just give my office a call. If your only concern is the cost of the bond (so, you're eligible to be bonded), then I am pleased to let you know that the bond can be paid from the conservatorship assets, since the purpose of the bond is to protect those assets. Need more help? Give me a call! Good luck!
Q. What would be examples of a conservator having a financial Interest in a minor's estate?
A: Ah, yes - conservatorships can be tricky to navigate without legal counsel! To answer your question: a potential conservator would have an interest in the minor child's estate if the minor child and the potential conservator BOTH have an interest in the same property. For example, if an individual dies without a Will in the State of Georgia, the surviving spouse and the minor children would both have an interest in the estate that is created following the death of the individual. So, the wife and the kids would all have an interest in the house. This would mean that the potential conservator (the wife/mom in this example) would have a financial interest in the minor's estate (i.e. the minor's share of the house). Need more help? Give my office a call, and we'd be happy to help. Good luck!
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Main Office
309 Pirkle Ferry Road
Bldg B, Suite 100
Cumming, GA 30040
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Telephone: (678) 855-0880
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151 E Marietta Street
Suite 113
Canton, GA 30114
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Lawrenceville Office
279 W Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
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