- Probate and Estate Litigation
Assisting someone with the administration of an estate is a valuable service. This is especially true when the estate is that of a spouse or a parent. In these situations, attorneys not only act as lawyers providing a service, but also have an opportunity to provide counsel to a client who is perhaps grief stricken over the loss of a loved one. Many times, this will be the only time that this person will ever be involved in a legal proceeding. It is important that the practitioner present himself professionally and confidently so that his client can rely on him to guide them through what appears to them to be a bewildering and complex process. The problem is magnified if the probate process is subjected to caveat and litigation.
Jerry Landers has 25 years of experience assisting clients in estate matters such as probating wills, obtaining administration of estates without wills, years support and guardianships and has a reputation for effective and competent representation of estate clients.
- Guardianships, Conservatorships and Incompetency Proceedings
As our population ages, there are more and more instances where a person may lack the physical or mental ability to care for him or herself or to make responsible decisions concerning his or her business affairs. Although this can be a stressful and sometimes frightening experience for the person needing assistance and also for those who are close to him or her, there are alternatives available which can help you. If you find that your parent or friend can no longer safely care for him or herself or needs assistance managing his business, he or she may need a guardian/conservator to step in to help. There are many alternatives which may be available to assist persons in this difficult situation.
Jerry Landers has participated in dozens of guardianship/conservatorship proceedings and has over 25 years of experience in handling these complex legal proceedings. Call today to see how Jerry Landers can help you.
- General Civil and Commercial Litigation
If you or your business has become involved in a legal dispute with another party and despite your best efforts, you are unable to resolve the dispute, you may have to resort to legal action to obtain relief or you may find yourself named as a defendant in a lawsuit. Jerry Landers has successfully represented individuals and companies in a variety of legal disputes for over 25 years.
If you need assistance with your dispute, it is important to consult with an attorney in the early stages of your dispute. If you have been served with a complaint, it is imperative that you obtain competent counsel as soon as possible to avoid potentially disastrous legal consequences. Call Jerry Landers today to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal dispute.
- Real Estate Litigation
Disputes involving real estate, including boundary line disputes, condemnations and partition cases can be quite complex. All of them are frustrating. Jerry Landers has represented individuals and business in dozens of legal matters involving real estate and has the expertise to analyze your case and recommend and pursue the appropriate course of action.
- Wills and Trusts
A Last Will and Testament is an integral part of a carefully considered estate plan. Everyone should consider having a will in order to ensure the orderly distribution of a person’s estate. Parents with young children especially should have a will in order to sufficiently provide for the children’s needs and to determine who will care for the children while they are growing up. Having a carefully drafted Last Will and Testament can provide the peace of mind and assurance that your affairs will be handled by a person of your choosing in a manner that you feel is best for you and your family. In some cases a living trust may also be helpful.
Jerry Landers has drafted hundreds of wills and associated estate planning documents such as powers of attorney, living wills, health care powers of attorney and advance directives for health care. He has assisted individuals and families with their estate planning needs since 1984. Contact Jerry Landers today if you need a will or other estate planning documents or if you need to update a current estate plan.
- Advance Directives
Many times, it is difficult to think about and discuss end-of-life decisions and planning. Yet, by planning ahead for the time when you may be unable to make or communicate medical care and other choices for yourself, you will ensure that your wishes are carried out and relieve your loved ones from the responsibility of making them for you. There are a number of planning options available to you, including Advance Directives for Health Care. Give us a call today so that we can assist you with these important choices.
- Roller Rinks, Bowling Alleys and Leisure Defense
Operating skating rinks, bowling alleys and other family entertainment centers presents special risk management challenges which require a specialized approach to your legal representation. Jerry Landers has successfully represented and defended skating rinks and other family entertainment centers for over 25 years. He is a member of the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association. He drafted and obtained passage in Georgia of the Roller Skating Safety Act of 1993, which provides additional statutory defenses to roller skating rinks. Jerry has the specialized experience necessary to effectively represent your skating rink, bowling alley or family entertainment center, not only when you are involved in legal action, but also on an ongoing basis by providing risk management advice and services to help you avoid legal action in the first place. Give Jerry a call to see how he can help your family entertainment business.
- Mediation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) are methods by which you or your business may avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. In a mediation, the parties work together with a neutral mediator to reach an agreement to resolve a dispute. In an arbitration, the parties present their case to a neutral arbitrator who decides the case for the parties, much like a judge. Other forms of ADR include early case evaluation and summary jury trials. All of these methods present the parties with an opportunity to resolve their dispute without having to resort to the courts or continuing on a litigation track to a full evidentiary hearing before a judge or a jury.
ADR is appropriate for any type of civil dispute including injury cases, business and commercial cases, employment disputes and contract disputes. ADR is especially beneficial in probate and estate cases in which the parties are seeking not only to resolve a dispute, but also to preserve family relationships.
Jerry Landers is a registered mediator and has participated in hundreds of mediations and other forms of ADR either as an advocate or as a neutral. If you feel that ADR is in your best interest, or if you need a mediator to assist you and another party in resolving your dispute, contact Jerry Landers to discuss your case.