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Jammie Taire

Jammie Taire

Probate & Estate Planning. Over 20 years of experience!
  • Probate, Personal Injury, Estate Planning
  • Georgia
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Biography

Jammie Taire has been in practice since 1998 After graduating from law school, she worked at one of the largest firms in Gwinnett county where she managed the will department and handled trial defense cases. She branched out and opened a solo practice in 2006. She prides herself on providing quality service for all of her clients. Jammie was recently appointed as the Chief Judge for City of Snellville Municipal Court and also serves as a magistrate judge in Gwinnett County. She was awarded 2019 Among the Best Estate Planning Law firms in Gwinnett County by Guide to Gwinnett and continues to be a top rating with AVVO and also was named as a Top 100 with the National Advocates. She serves as a volunteer for the Gwinnett County probate clinic. Estate planning and probate are her passion. She loves assisting people and making sure their things (whatever they may be) go where they want, to whom they want and how they want! You work too hard to not have a say in what happens to your stuff!

Education
Georgia State University
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Law Office of SmithTaire Legal, LLC
Current
Chief Judge
City of Snellville
- Current
Part-Time Magistrate Judge
Gwinnett County government
- Current
Managing Attorney
Pollack and Rosen
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Staff Attorney
Deming, Parker, Hoffman, Cambell & Daly
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Speaking Engagements
Wills 101 Legal Clinic
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Annual Unity Conference for Nursing Excellence, Annual Unity Conference for Nursing Excellence, Hilton Atlanta
Georgia Nurses Association
Topic: Wills & Trusts Title: It Won't Kill You To Talk About It!
Awards
Best of Gwinnett 2019
Guide to Gwinnett
Awarded "Among the Best in Gwinnett" for Estate Planning law firms in Gwinnett County!
Top Rated Lawyer
AVVO
Top 10% of America's Most Honored Professionals
American Registry
Top Rated Attorney
Avvo
Top 100
The National Advocates
Fiduciary Law Firm of the Year - USA
Lawyer Monthly
Professional Associations
Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce
Member
- Current
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Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Gwinnett County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: President - Family Law Section Elder Law Section Member
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Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
Activities: Elder Law Section Family Law Section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Deeds
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I live in Georgia. My husband passed. The deed to land and house in both names but cars are not. Does spouse get it all?
A: First let me extend my condolences regarding your loss. You packed a lot into this question and more than be answered in this response. On a high level, in Georgia, if your spouse did not have a will, the estate passes to you and the children (even adult children) with you taking no less than 1/3. You may be able to qualify for year's support and ask for property from the Court out of the estate which would supersede the interest of creditors and the children. Regarding the brother, it may be a problem if the property was never transferred. This would go to adverse possession and would definitely need more digging. In any event I would strongly recommend you make an appointment and speak to an attorney and encourage you to retain.
Q. Ex-wife died 11 yrs ago, son w/same name different middle, has petitioned to open an estate in probate on the home in
A: The answer is it depends but most likely not. If the deed has language that includes "joint right of survivorship" then the property passes to you by operation of law. Unfortunately, most deeds do not include this language. If the deed does not have this language then you will need to go through the probate process. In Georgia, when someone dies without a will, it is called intestate. If the person dies with a spouse and children, the property passes to the spouse and children, with the spouse taking no less than 1/3. In this case, if your wife only had the one child, the property will go equally to you and him. You would basically have a 75% interest (your 1/2 interest plus 1/2 of her interest) and he would have a 25% interest. Also, if you dispute him being named as the administrator then you need to timely file a caveat.
Q. Probation revocation and Ga covid laws
A: This is not a probate question. It should be posted in the criminal law section.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
440 S Perry Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Telephone: (404) 955-8750
Fax: (770) 220-1944