Elder Law Firm

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, Attorney 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.

  Attorneys Shelley Elder and her son, Stephen Crane.   (Photo by Nadja Cook)

Attorneys Shelley Elder and her son, Stephen Crane. (Photo by Nadja Cook)

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Cobb County

Citizen of the Year for Kennesaw

Nov. 8, 2018

KBA Business of the Year Nominee




1300 Ridenour Blvd., Suite 115
Kennesaw, Ga. 30152


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Areas of Practice

estate planning

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). Don't force loved ones through the lengthy and often costly process of probate. 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 ...

Real Estate Law

Our attorneys have more than 20 years of experience in both residential and commercial law. 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 ...


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special needs

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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Contact us for a free 15-minute phone consultation. We look forward to talking with you.

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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


 My next big adventure:

 Marietta Schools Mentoring program; work with the Kiwanis in their efforts to eliminate neonatal tetanus; and work with the Kennesaw/Acworth coalition in developing a mentoring program for schools.