Estate, Probate and Real Estate Law
'Your work for our family was and is of inestimable value'
Elder Law Firm is well-known for compassionately meeting the needs of the community. Shelley Elder and her son, Stephen Crane, offer a suite of legal services ranging from estate planning and probate to real estate. Whether you are facing probate in Marietta, buying a home in Acworth or establishing a trust in Kennesaw, you will have a skilled, understanding lawyer to achieve the best results for you. Most of our business comes from word-of-mouth referrals and we like what that says about us.
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You and your family are too important to put off thinking about a sound estate plan. Engaging with a qualified, experienced estate expert is vital. Start with a free 15-minute phone consultation (email us below to schedule). Whether you choose to write a last will and testament or establish a revocable or irrevocable trust, you will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have provided for the disposition of your estate according to your wishes. More ...
By putting an estate plan in place now, you can protect your estate from the claims of creditors through strategic probate avoidance, ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and shield your loved ones from potential quarrels and legal conflicts. If you do nothing, the estate will be distributed according to the dictates of state law and not as you might wish. More ...
Our attorneys have more than 20 years of experience in both residential and commercial law. More ...
We take particular care with the concerns of families trying to ensure that loved ones with special needs are cared for. More ...
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A nonprofit that cares for difficult-to-place, homeless or battered children. Elder Law Firm sponsors various things for this organization.
Shelley Elder is a current board member and future president. Serves on various committees and sponsors many events including Big Shanty and school programs.
Supports Special Olympics of Georgia for developmentally disabled athletes.
Elder serves on the Board of Directors and sponsors the 10K run as well as other events in support of the teen center.
Elder Law Firm sponsors this group, which battles homelessness among area women.
Supporter and member.
Serves as judge for the student scholarship competition held annually for high school seniors.
Patron of this community nonprofit focused on art education.
Involved as one of the founders of this group as they work to improve services for senior citizens in the county.
Volunteers as part of this program that provides meals for students at the Catholic Center at KSU.
Member of the business association and co-founder of the Acworth Women’s Business Network, part of the ABA.
One of the sponsors of this Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta facility located on Big Shanty in Kennesaw.
Elder Law Firm has sponsored this project at Kennesaw Mountain High School since 2018. The program is committed to redirecting at-risk youth, reducing the overall incidence of youth crime in America and inspiring young people to discover and develop their untapped power and potential. Shelley also serves on the board.
Elder Law Firm is a supporter of this center, which has helped to rebuild the lives of individuals who suffer from the disease of addiction and concurrent mental health disorders since 1965.
Sponsor for this organization that provides a safe environment for teen girls to thrive in their purpose, lead with confidence, and excel in the work force
This academy provides comprehensive special education and support for students with Severe Emotional Behavior Disorders and Autism. Elder Law Firm was given the incredible opportunity to sponsor a music therapy program for the students.
Elder Law Firm sponsors the YMCA to assist in raising the needed resources to ensure that all people regardless of financial ability, especiallychildren have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Shelley Elder serves on the board in Northwest Cobb.
Elder Law Firm sponsors Cobb Schools Foundation to strengthen the ability to innovate, collaborate, and lead our students to the next phase of their futures. Shelley Elder serves on their board.
The Rotary Club of North Cobb unites leaders from all walks of life, amplifying their individual contributions to make North Cobb, Atlanta and the world a better place to live and work.
An organization that provides meaningful employment for people with disabilities.
MUST addresses the basic needs of individuals, families and children with facilities in the Cobb and Cherokee counties and programs in numerous other counties.
The Kennesaw Acworth Optimist Club is dedicated to serving our local community through various service and fundraising projects.
An organization dedicated to helping local kids play in their community league sports – even if his or her family is not in a financial position to afford the application or park fee.
An organization committed to providing safety and healing to those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse within our community. Shelley is an active board member.
Other charities and community initiatives include:
Through Our Hearts, an organization devoted to addressing social issues in the community.
Kennesaw Life Church with Forever Fed, a mission to feed and minister to residents in need.
North Cobb Touchdown Club, an organization dedicated to enhancing the experience for student athletes.
Foster4Love, an organization focused on providing resources for children in care.
Kennesaw State University, a university leading in innovative teaching and learning .
Kiwanis in their efforts to eliminate neonatal tetanus.
Kennesaw Public Safety Foundation which is dedicated to improving and maintaining the quality of life for the citizens.
American Stroke Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Heart Association is a non-profit organization that funds cardiovascular medical research and fosters cardiac care.