Fulton County Probate Resources
Fulton County today has an estimated 1 million residents, ranking number one out of Georgia’s 159 counties. The County was established officially in 1853, but the origin of its name remains uncertain. Most county literature says that Fulton was named after inventor Robert Fulton. Robert Fulton revolutionized river travel when he built a steamboat named the Clermont in 1807. The steamboat is credited with a pivotal role in the development of the South. Yet, the name may have come from a second man named Hamilton Fulton who was a surveyor for the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Fulton County was created from the western half of DeKalb County, when DeKalb split in the 1850’s. In 1932 during the tough economic times of the Great Depression, the government was forced to reduce expenses and add the land from Campbell and Milton counties to Fulton County. This was advantageous for Fulton and gave the County its unusually long shape. Home to Atlanta, the state capitol, Fulton is a politically powerful county, although 10% of Atlanta’s population lives in DeKalb County. Besides Atlanta, the county has several other cities including:
- Sandy Springs
- Johns Creek
- Mountain Park
- Chattahoochee Hills
- East Point
- College Park
- Union City
Among the noteworthy residents of Fulton County are Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind; singer Gladys Knight; Helen Douglas Mankin, Georgia's first US congresswoman; NBA Hall of Fame inductee Walt Frazier Jr. and Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Prize winner and civil rights leader. Fulton County also has a rich commercial community and is home to several well–known corporations, including CNN, Coca–Cola, Georgia–Pacific, AT&T, United Parcel Service, the Home Depot and Delta Air Lines.
Fulton County is a vibrant and attractive place to live and work, with its sizable population, exceptional schools, world–class entertainment and sporting events, efficient transportation system and a dedicated local government. As an established Atlanta–Based Business Law Firm, The Libby Law Firm has offices conveniently located in Atlanta–Buckhead, Atlanta–Midtown, and the city of Marietta. With our three offices we are able to assist clients throughout Fulton County, metropolitan Atlanta and northern Georgia. Our attorneys have considerable practice experience in the areas of Estate Litigation and Disputes, Executor Responsibility and Accountability, Heir and Beneficiary Rights, Will Contests, Trust Litigation and Guardianships/Conservatorships, as well as Estate and Trust Preparation, Healthcare Directives, Powers of Attorney and Breach of Fiduciary Duty. In addition to practicing Estate Law, we practice Business Law, including Partnership Formation and Litigation, Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law and Construction Law. So whatever your legal need, our staff of lawyers and paralegals has the required capacity to serve you effectively.
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