Administering the estate of a loved one can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Additionally, acting as Executor of an estate subjects the individual serving to various duties and liabilities. If you have been named as the executor in a last will and testament you are not automatically required to serve or even probate the estate. However, it is important to note that if you are in possession of the Last Will and Testament, you are required to file the will with the probate court of proper jurisdiction. (See, O.C.G.A. §53-5-5 – “A person having possession of a will shall file it with reasonable promptness with the probate court of the county having jurisdiction.”) If the Last Will and Testament is offered for probate (either in solemn form or common form) and you are the named Executor, you may file a renunciation of your right to serve as the Executor. The renunciation must be in writing, state your intent to renounce your right to serve, and be notarized. To learn more about the probate process and your rights as the named Executor, please contact O’Dell & O’Neal.
Justin O’Dell appeared before the Federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on October 4, 2008 for an oral argument in the matter of Antonio Duscio, et al v. Al Hill, et al, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Case No. 17-13651-F. O’Dell & O’Neal is currently representing investors who have been defrauded in a Ponzi scheme related to the sale of life settlement policies and securities.
The Cobb Public Safety Charity Golf Classic benefits Safe Kids Cobb County & Cobb County Safety Village. The money raised by the golf tournament and silent auction provides hundreds of local children with individualized child safety seat checks, bicycle safety rodeos, home safety kits and other community safety education programs.
Congratulations to North Cobb Football on their undefeated season so far!
Check us out in the Cobb County 2019 Factbook. If you haven’t received a copy and want one, give us a call and you’re welcome to come by and pick up one of our extra copies.
Proud sponsor of the 2018 Superior Plumbing Charity Classic held Monday at the Marietta Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Attorney Leslee Hungerford, pictured below with teammates Jason Albritton and Wes Collier, won first place!
Attorney, Alyssa Blanchard is pictured with members of her Leadership Cobb ’18 class at the August 6th Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast. Alyssa was one of three young professionals leading a panel discussion on how to create a culture that empowers, embraces and retains young professionals in the workplace.
In almost every case that reaches a judge, one side will leave the courtroom unhappy with the outcome. While this is often not due to any wrongdoing on the judge or attorneys’ end, sometimes a judgment is handed down that fails to consider key evidence or relies on faulty legal precedent. In such cases, an appeal may be an appropriate option to consider. However, there are numerous different types of appeals depending on the nature of the case and judgment entered, and each comes rife with its own set of procedural “traps for the unwary” that can keep your appeal from moving forward. The timeline for filing an appeal starts the moment the judgment is filed, and it is extremely important for the appealing party to understand the type of appeal that they are dealing with, and have a comprehensive grasp of the appellate rules to follow to ensure that their appeal is not dismissed for failure to follow the proper procedures.
Justin O’Dell was featured on 11 Alive regarding the Secretary of State app linking to Kemp’s campaign for governor.
Justin O’Dell’s interview with 11 Alive on the “Resign to Run” rule regarding Brian Kemp.