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05/18/2021

Cipriani & Werner, P.C. Attorney Alan H. Meincke Wins Negotiated Settlement in Estate Dispute Before the Forsyth County, Georgia Probate Court

Attorney Alan H. Meincke secured a negotiated settlement in a contested Year’s Support Petition in Forsyth County, Georgia on April 6, 2021.  In Georgia, surviving spouses may seek an award from their spouse’s estate which is superior to all other claims. The Petitioner in this case asserted a claim for a Year’s Support for the full value of the Estate, seeking to cut out the Decedent’s adult children entirely. After objecting to the Petition and extensive discovery efforts that undermined the bulk of the Petitioner’s claim, Alan H. Meincke successfully negotiated a resolution on the eve of trial that the basis for the claim was disproportionate to the needs of the Petitioner. Mr. Meincke’s clients thus secured a considerable award of their fair share of their mother’s estate.

Questions about this case can be directed to Alan H. Meincke, at (470) 470-4103 or ameincke@c-wlaw.com.