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Robert W. Hughes Jr.

Robert W. Hughes Jr.

For all your probate needs throughout Georgia
  • Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning
  • Georgia
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Summary

I have been in practice since 1992. My practice primarily focuses on probate, guardianship and probate litigation. I have handled numerous appeals to the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court for my clients. My firm is a small firm specializing in superior service to our clients. My team consists of three lawyers, three paralegals and an office manager who all have worked with me for many years. We are technologically savvy and communicate with our clients via email where possible.

Prior to practicing law, I owned a large printing and publishing company that I sold.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
Additional Practice Area
  • Wrongful Death
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We offer some free consultations depending on the matter about which you seek our help. Usually, free consultations are reserved for matters that could be handled on a contingency fee basis. This could be will challenges. It does not include estate planning. Please check with my administrative staff to see if your matter is one that qualifies for a free consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards.
  • Contingent Fees
    We accept some probate litigation, wrongful death personal injury matters on a contingency basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I charge $360 per hour. Others in my firm charge as little as $200 per hour. We require a retainer agreement before we undertake any work.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Languages
  • English
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Robert W. Hughes & Associates, P.C.
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Robert W. Hughes & Associates, P.C. was formed on Janaury 1, 2009 after I hired an associate to work with me. I have worked from the same location since 1992 in a variety of partnerships
Owner
Hughes & Associates, P.C.
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This was a professional corporation that ended in 2009.
Partner
Hughes & Kaplan
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This was a general partnership that was dissolved when Mr. Kaplan accepted a position with a larger firm.
Partner
Hughes, Kaplan & Gravante
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This was a general practice law firm that dissolved when Mr. Gravante accepted other employment.
Education
Georgia State University College of Law
J.D | Law
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Florida State University College of Law
B.S (1977) | Hotel and Restaurant Administration
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Honors: graduated cum laude
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Darton College
A.A | Business Administration
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Honors: Graduated cum laude
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Awards
Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Atlanta Legal Aid Foundation- Gwinnett Chapter
Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Atlanta Legal Aid Foundation- Gwinnett Chapeter
Professional Associations
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
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Activities: This is an association devoted to improving the legal help offered to the elderly. You can access the website at www.NAELA.org.
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Supreme Court of the United States
Admitted for Practice
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Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Activities: GTLA is an association of lawyers dedicated to preserving citizens rights in the courts and is comprised mostly of plaintiff's lawyers.
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Gwinnett County Bar Association-Probate Section
Member
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Activities: I am a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Gwinnett County Bar Association. We offer pro bono services once a quarter to persons seeking help through the Gwinnett County Probate Court.
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Supreme Court of Georgia
Admited for Practice
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Court of Appeals of Georgia
Admitted for Practice
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American Bar Association
Member
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State Bar of Georgia
Member
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Gwinnett Pro Bono Association
pro bono efforts
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Activities: I represent numerous people at the request of the Gwinnett Legal Aid Foundation. I have twice been named Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year.
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Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
volunteer
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Activities: I donate some of my time each year to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation to represent those who are in need of legal help.
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Gwinnett Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
How to Use a Petition For Year's Support
Robert Hughes
Speaking Engagements
Avoiding Trouble at the Intersection of Personal Injury and Probate , Clayton County Bar Assocation Meeting , Clayton County Bar GA
Clayton County Bar Association
I was honored to present to the Clayton County Bar Association my paper on Avoiding Trouble at the Intersection of Personal Injury and Probate. A copy of my paper is available upon request.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Legal Answers
198 Questions Answered

Q. In 2006, I legally declared my husband with court order of Presumption of Death/Missing in Cobb County Ga. due to
A: There is a process in probate court to have a missing person declared dead. You in all likelihood need to retain a lawyer to help you with this. You should interview lawyers who have experience with this kind of matter and who practice mostly in the probate courts. It is a rare petition to bring, but the probate judges know how to help with situations like this.
Q. Can there be co-administrators of an intestates estate in Georgia?
A: Yes. While it is usually not advisable, it is legal. When there are co-administrators, they both have to be around to sign all documents and checks. You will be hard pressed to find a bank that will allow you to demand two signatures on a check. Also , without proper language in a will, you might leave one administrator serving alone or with someone appointed by the probate court if both people cannot or do not want to serve. As you can tell, both administrators will need to live nearby. I would suggest not doing it, but it is legal.
Q. How much does a probate lawyer typically cost in GA?
A: That is a very difficult question to answer because there are so many levels of help. Rather than worrying about how much the lawyer is charging, interview several lawyers across the state, ask what they charge and what services they offer. Choose to hire the form lawyer offering you the best value.
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Contact & Map
We are inside the BB&T Building on the 2nd Floor.
390 West Crogan Street
Suite 230
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Telephone: (770) 469-8887
Fax: (678) 680-6095