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, Stephen Crane, offer a suite of legal services ranging from estate planning and probate to real estate. Whether you are facing probate in Marietta, purchasing real estate 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.


Shelley Elder focuses on estate planning and probate

Shelley excels at meeting the needs of her clients while giving back to the communities in which she practices law: Kennesaw, Marietta and Acworth.

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Attorneys Shelley Elder and her son, Stephen Crane.


Stephen Crane specializes in real estate law and probate

Stephen has practiced law in this area since graduating from UGA's law school in 1993. He focuses on real estate, corporate law and municipal law.

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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). 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 ...

Real Estate Law

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

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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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.