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In a previous Legal Brief on How Probate Works, we discussed the process. Now we’ll take a look at what happens If there is no Will and the court has to name an administrator. How does that work? more
Published Monday, April 9, 2018

Stewart Melvinn & Frost partner Lydia Sartain is taking part in Brenau University’s Women’s Leadership Colloquium where successful women share the defining moments of their careers. more
Published Thursday, March 8, 2018

Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone dies so that an orderly and legal distribution of one’s assets can occur according to their wishes. more
Published Thursday, March 8, 2018

Super Lawyers magazine has named four Stewart Melvin & Frost attorneys to its 2018 Super Lawyer and Rising Stars lists. more
Published Thursday, February 22, 2018

In a previous Legal Briefs blog, we discussed what are a Power of Attorney and an Advanced Director for Health Care and why they are an important part of your Estate Plan. more
Published Monday, February 5, 2018

Stewart Melvin & Frost partner Steve Cornelison has selected as the top Tax Lawyer in the 2018 “Best of Hall” contest. more
Published Monday, February 5, 2018

By now everyone should know that they need a Will, but just having a Will is not enough for a complete estate plan. Estate plans are about making sure your wishes are honored, during life and after your death.  A Will sets forth your wishes for what occurs after your death, but doesn't address your wishes during your life.  A Power of Attorney and an Advance Directive for Health Care both work to ensure your wishes during life are honored. more
Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Stewart Melvin & Frost partner Lydia Sartain has been named to the Brenau University Board of Trustees. more
Published Friday, December 22, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently finalized updates to its “Know Before You Owe” mortgage disclosure rule which formalized the rule and helped with implementation of the rule by the mortgage industry. more
Published Monday, November 20, 2017

Ronald F. Chicken has joined the Workers’ Compensation division of Stewart Melvin & Frost as an associate attorney. more
Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Good estate planning is about much more than just who inherits your money, coin collection or stocks. I would argue that the distribution of your property at death is one of the least important aspects of your planning. It should be very thorough. more
Published Monday, October 23, 2017

Simply put if you don't have an estate plan, you and your family will lose control over how your affairs are handled if you become incapacitated during life or when you pass away. more
Published Monday, October 2, 2017

Most people associate estate planning with the wealthy – the seamless passing of assets from one generation to another. But estate planning is not just for the affluent. Everyone – regardless of age or wealth – can benefit from an estate plan because estate planning is not just about money. more
Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Hall County’s namesake Lyman Hall was one of the three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence at the Continental Congress. more
Published Tuesday, August 22, 2017

We all know Gainesville as the Poultry Capital of the World. With this title comes strict rules about eating chicken. In 1961, the City of Gainesville adopted an ordinance that chicken is a delicacy that can only be eaten with your hands. more
Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017