While growing up as the oldest child of nine, I would often complain to my stepfather about the fact that things around me were not happening fairly. So, at the age of 16, I made a lifelong commitment to making sure things are done fairly. In the beginning, I focused on helping individuals and businesses plan for the future, and life’s inevitable events. Other situations, like a death in the family or Mom’s dementia diagnosis, required immediate action. It soon became clear – the “problem solver” in me (a required character trait when you are the oldest of nine!) realized that I wanted to be the one helping those families in their time of need.
So, I became a lawyer who helped families deal with these hard, life-changing events. I had a ton of ideas about how to best serve my clients. The firm also had the traditional “one-size-fits-all” outlook on law practice, and frankly, “we’ve always done it this way” has never been enough for me. But the final straw was an unexpected event — the death of my grandfather. It was the first time I ever personally experienced the unexpected loss of a family member, and it hit me hard. I now fully understood my clients’ complaints about the seemingly endless paperwork, the many legal complexities, and the burden of estate administration and estate settlement. My time at the firm soon came to a close, and I was so disheartened that I actually left private practice.
I spent the next several years serving as the staff attorney and chief deputy clerk for the Forsyth County Probate Court. Over time, I learned precisely how to navigate the probate process. And I saw the grief-stricken people simply trying to navigate a confusing legal process to do right by their loved ones. I got to work on my vision. The result of that process is Georgia Probate Lawyers Moyer, LLC, a law firm dedicated to providing responsive and compassionate representation to families dealing with the death or disability of a loved one.