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Robert W. Hughes Jr.

Robert W. Hughes Jr.

Robert W. Hughes & Associates, P.C.
  • Probate, Elder Law, Business Law...
  • Georgia
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Summary

I have been in practice since 1992. My practice primarily focuses on business 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. Prior to practicing law, I owned a large printing, publishing company that I sold. My team consists of three lawyers, a Sr. Paralegal, a paralegal 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. Through the other attorneys in my office, we handle domestic matters as well as other civil litigation.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Planning
  • Consumer Law
  • Divorce
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, personal injury, and some credit card collection cases. It does not include domestic work or 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 $340 per hour. Others in my firm charge as little as $175 per hour. We require a retainer agreement before we undertake any work.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Languages
  • English
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Robert W. Hughes & Associates, P.C.
- Current
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 / Hotel and Restaurant Administration
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Honors: graduated cum laude
Darton College
A.A / Business Administration
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Honors: Graduated cum laude
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
- Current
Activities: This is an association devoted to improving the legal help offered to the elderly. You can access the website at www.NAELA.org.
Supreme Court of the United States
Admitted for Practice
- Current
Georgia Trail Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Activities: GTLA is an association of lawyers dedicated to preserving citizens rights in the courts and is comprised mostly of plaintiff's lawyers.
Gwinnett County Bar Association-Probate Section
Member
- Current
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.
Supreme Court of Georgia
Admited for Practice
- Current
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Admitted for Practice
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
State Bar of Georgia
Member
- Current
Gwinnett Pro Bono Association
pro bono efforts
- Current
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.
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
volunteer
- Current
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.
Gwinnett Bar Association
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
How to Use a Petition For Year's Support
Robert Hughes
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
30 Questions Answered

Q. What can I do if my mom passed, dad says there is no will? She told aunt that she had a will
A: I hate to say you need to find the Will, but it really is that simple. Check with lawyers she may have used in the past to see if they ever did a will for her. Check with the local probate court to see if her will is on file. You usually do better as a child if there is no will because you will inherit at least 1/2 of the estate if you are an only child where a will typically leaves everything to a spouse.
Q. No will.3 grown kids.and he is married. House not in their name. No big stuff. Does it still go to probate?
A: Probate only happens if there are assets that need to pass through probate. This would include individually owned bank accounts, real estate, automobiles, investment accounts, etc.
Q. Grown kids,Married, no will when their dad passed. Do the kids get contacted about probate? House is his sisters.
A: If a will is filed for probate, they will get notice.
Q. A friend dies and left me as executor in her will. In the state of Georgia, does the will have to be registered in proba
A: A will has to be presented to the probate court in the county where the decedent, or testator, lived when he died. The probate court has to accept the will as the true last will of the deceased. Once the will is accepted for probate, the court will issue Letters Testamentary to the nominated executor. Once the letters are issued, you would then be legally obligated to carry out the terms of the will which includes paying all bills of the estate and transferring assets as directed.
Q. Can spouse of my Mother be accountable for wrongful death due to negligence?
A: If you are asking whether your mother's spouse can be liable to you for the wrongful death of your mother, the answer is it depends. If they were in a car accident with the spouse driving and your mother was killed and the accident was the spouse's fault, then yes the spouse can be liable. If it is a different situation, I would need to know the facts.
Q. My mother passed in July. She designated me as the beneficiary of a payable on death account, but she also owes car loan
A: It all depends entirely on the wording of the loan agreement. While the loan us an estate obligation, if your mother secured the loan with her accounts at the credit union, then it might be that the account is pledged as security for the loan. You might be able to demand repayment from estate if credit union takes your money.
Q. My brother died with small lot in GA. I'd like to do small estate probate filing. Please advise
A: There are no small estate administrations in Georgia. Transfer of real estate when you have primary administration opened in another state can be accomplished rather economically.
Q. Can I ask the courts for an extension for my personal injury case due to the statute of limitations is coming up
A: No, but you should seek advice from an attorney to confirm that you have calculated the statute of limitations correctly.
Q. My dad married a woman way younger than me he just died she only has green card he left her executive of his will.she is
A: If the Will is valid, she has to follow the will. You can challenge the will when it is filed with the court. If she doesn't file the will within a few months of your father's death, you can file a petition for letters of administration.
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We are inside a BB&T Building with other offices
390 West Crogan Street
Suite 230
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
USA
Telephone: (770) 469-8887
Fax: (678) 680-6095