Family Law

We provide legal assistance in the following areas of family law:

  • Divorce, uncontested and contested, and Annulment
  • Alimony
  • Property Division
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Paternity, Legitimation and Adoption
  • Modification and Relocation
  • Enforcement/Contempt
  • Premarital or Prenuptial Agreements
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Domestic Violence and Protective Orders
Probate & Probate LitigationProbate

Probate has to do with determining whether or not a valid Will exists and the handling of a deceased’s estate. The first thing to determine in a probate matter is whether or not a valid Will exists. If so, it is typically the executor’s (the person named in the Will as the one who is to administer the deceased’s estate) to introduce the Will for probate. If there isn’t a valid Will in existence, then the applicable probate court, upon the filing of a petition, will appoint an administrator to administer the deceased’s estate pursuant to Georgia’s intestacy laws. In our probate practice, we also routinely represent individuals who have been appointed as an executor or administrator during the estate administration process.

Probate and Estate Litigation

Probate related disputes can be emotionally trying and difficult to negotiate and resolve. Oftentimes, such disputes pit one family member against other family members at a time when a family’s emotions are especially raw as they have just experienced a death in the family.

Whenever feasible, we attempt to resolve probate related disputes through mediation or other alternative dispute resolution method where it is more likely that a quick and fair resolution will be reached with the least amount of hostility. If such a negotiated resolution is not available or possible, our attorneys have extensive experience handling all types of probate related litigation including Will contests, trust contests, competency issues, undue influence, incapacity, self-dealing and other breach of fiduciary duty claims as well as actions which seek an accounting.

Estate Planning

Our estate planning practice provides personal, in-depth counseling to individuals and families. Our goal is to provide you with individualized planning based upon your personal situation, your goals, and your desires. We customize estate plans to minimize taxes, maximize wealth transfers, and ensure that the final distribution of your assets is in accordance with your wishes. We understand the importance of family and your desire to protect them after you are gone. Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. It is important to plan for the future no matter how large or small your estate.

Business Law / Transactions

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Christopher L. Moore, LLC provide experienced, high-quality representation to individual entrepreneurs and small businesses with their business law and transactions needs throughout the state of Georgia. Whether you have a small start-up or an established business, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to deftly guide and advise you in your business related matters.

Civil & Commercial Litigation

Some of the many litigation issues which we can provide our skilled guidance and representation include:

  • Contract and transactional disputes
  • Business torts
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Complex litigation between business entities
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Corporate and partnership dispute issues
  • Commercial/business collection issues
  • Real estate related disputes
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Fraud/unfair business practices
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Dispossessory / eviction actions
  • Domestication of Foreign Judgments