Family Law

The Law Office of Stuart L. Douglas, LLC understands how difficult domestic litigation can be and we give each client the time and attention that they deserve. No two domestic litigation cases are the same. In family law cases, it is important to hire an attorney who is compassionate and sympathetic, but will still work aggressively to achieve a result in your best interest. We understand how important your family is to you and we will work diligently to assist you in achiving your goals.
We handle a full range of family law and domestic relation matters for clients throughout Georgia, including:

►Adoption
►Child Custody & Visitation
►Child Support Establishment and Modifications
►Contempt Proceedings / Enforcement of Court Orders
►Paternity Determinations
►Family Violence Protective Actions
►Divorce
►Pre-Litigation Consultations
►Pre Nuptial (Antinuptial)(Pre-marital)/Post-Marital Agreements
►Property Division
►Spousal Support / Alimony Establishment and Modification
►Temporary Protective Orders

Contact us at 706-850-3090 for an appointment to discuss your legal needs or contact us by using our “Consultation Form.”

Estate Planning

The Law Office of Stuart L. Douglas, LLC provides representation in estate related preparation and litigation and matters such as:

►Preparation of Wills
►Will Contests and Caveats
►Probate of Wills and Administration of Estates
►Undue Influence and Lack of Capacity Claims
►Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims in an Estate or Trust
►Fraud in an Estate or Trust
►Petition for Years Support
►Trust Formation
►Powers of Attorney
►Advance Directive for Health Care / Living Will

Where substantial sums of money are involved or where conflict in the family is high, or both, disputes often arise that can only be resolved through litigation. Sometimes the dispute will be between beneficiaries and a corporate fiduciary, such as a bank, or other professional responsible for administering or distributing the estate or trust. Our firm focuses on representing parties to these disputes, including those who bring the claims and those who defend them.

Most lawyers who practice in the area of estates and trusts, one of the law's most technical and complex areas, prefer to serve as estate planners and advisors. Many do not handle disputed matters at all and feel uncomfortable in the courtroom. While we are happy preparing estate plans, since we also focus on litigation and trial practice, we bring a trial lawyer's perspective and skills to the resolution of these disputes.

Generally Georgia law requires that executors of wills and trustees of trusts exercise a duty of utmost good faith and loyalty to the beneficiaries of an estate or trust. The consequences of breaching this duty can be severe, and can include compensatory damages, the award of attorney's fees, and punitive damages.

Contact us at 706-850-3090  for an appointment to discuss your legal needs or contact us by using our “Consultation Form.”

General Civil Litigation

The Law Office of Stuart L. Douglas, LLC represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit or appeal as a result of a dispute. We counsel clients on the practical aspects of litigating claims, including the use of mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods. We also assist clients in assessing their risk of litigation and in constructing strategies to reduce or eliminate that risk. We are often retained before a lawsuit is filed to help force a resolution without the need for expensive and time-consuming litigation. Our business litigation practice includes disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, landlord/tenant disputes, personal injury, and torts.

The Law Office of Stuart L. Douglas, LLC provides representation in general civil litigation matters such as:

►Contract Disputes
►Landlord / Tenant disputes
►Injunctive Relief
►Damage to Land and Property
►Torts and Injury Claims

Contact us at 706-850-3090 for an appointment to discuss your legal needs or contact us by using our “Consultation Form.”