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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
149 Questions Answered

Q. My father was sworn in as Executor to my Grandfather’s Estate, and Georgia Probate Court suspended and then revoked him
A: If the question is "What's next?", then a new person has be be appointed executor or administrator. Thst person will then sue your grandfather and your sister for return of the property.
Q. My mother passed away I'm the Executor of the will. My sister and I were the beneficiary but she is now deceased for
A: Your sister's children would be the appropriate people to contact regarding the handling of the estate. Her husband is not an heir to your mother's estate. However, you need to determine whether the Will requires bequests to your sister to be paid to her heirs.
Q. How long does representative have to respond to damand for notice from probate court
A: The time to respond varies depending on the type of notice. It could be as few as 10 days or as many as 30 days.
Q. The sole member of an LLC to which I had given a deposit for landscaping work died before beginning the project. His
A: You should file an objection to the Petition for Year's Support. You also should file a claim against the estate for he money you paid the LLC.
Q. Ref to GA Code 53-2-1 does same apply to one having a will and dont want deceased son's minor childr to inhert anything
A: She has to prepare a Will leaving everything to you. It is that simple. Without a Will, your brother's children share in the estate.
Q. If my mother was made executor after my father's death in probate court does that mean that when she dies,she can leave
A: You stated that your mother was named executor of your father’s estate. That means your father had a will, and your mother is bound to deliver the property as your father requested in his will. If your father did not have a will, then your mother would be an administrator. She would have to divide your father’s property 1/3 to herself with the remaining 2/3 divided among all children. If your mother owns the house you are referring to, she can leave it to anyone she chooses. Your father’s wishes do not matter. The important thing for you to figure out is who owns the house today.
Q. Can i take the pool/company to court
A: It is possible, but other facts are needed to fully explore whether somebody failed to follow proper safety rules resulting in this person's drowning. You should see an attorney knowledgeable in pool safety regulations to discuss your matter in greater detail.
Q. Who does my grandmother's property go to?
A: If your grandmother was not married when she died, her two children will split her estate. Your uncle's four children will divide his half of the estate among themselves. Your mother will receive her half of the estate. This assumes your grandmother did not have a will.
Q. I would like referral to a probate court atty in 30143
A: I am not certain what you mean by hiring a lawyer to help you determine the fee to the probate court. You should be able to call the court, tell it what you are filing and it will give you the fee for the filing.
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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
USA
Telephone: (770) 469-8887
Fax: (678) 680-6095