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Forsyth County Probate Resources

Close to Atlanta, Forsyth County was established in 1832 and is one of Georgia’s fastest growing and most prosperous areas in the metropolitan region. The population of the county is currently estimated at 160,000 residents, which is mainly due to its popularity with commuters that work in Atlanta. Forsyth was named for the Governor of Georgia, John Forsyth, who served from 1827 to 1829. Forsyth also served under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren as Secretary of State. The county was established with land from the Cherokee Indians and parcels from nine adjacent counties. Settlers were first drawn to Forsyth when gold was discovered, but this attraction was short–lived. It was agriculture that sustained the region until the poultry industry took hold in the 1950’s. But only when the construction of Georgia State Route 400 finally connected Forsyth to Atlanta, did continued economic growth become a reality for the county. Civil rights played a large role in Forsyth’s history. In 1987, civil rights activists organized a number of demonstrations in the hopes of showing that the county had overcome racial conflict. But angry citizens staged counter demonstrations and the friction caught the attention of the national media. 6,000 demonstrators opposed the 20,000 pro–civil rights activists that marched on January 24, 1987. This demonstration was considered to be the largest in the country since the 1970’s. Two–thirds of the pro–rights marchers were white, an indication that Forsyth had put the past to rest. As a result, despite the negative press, the pro–civil rights activists celebrated the incident as a success. Today, Forsyth County is coveted for its close proximity to Atlanta, as well as for its accessibility to the area’s stunning natural resources. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the 37,000–acre Lake Lanier are nearby attractions. Forsyth’s residents can also take advantage of the county’s world–class golf courses and network of 15 parks.

The city of Cumming is the Forsyth county seat and is convenient to the three locations of The Libby Law Firm. With offices in Buckhead–Atlanta, Midtown Atlanta and Marietta, The Libby Law Firm’ attorneys work with clients throughout northern Georgia and metropolitan Atlanta. Practice areas covered by the Firm’s attorneys include Estate Litigation and Disputes, Trust Litigation and Will Contests, Executor Responsibility and Accountability, Heir and Beneficiary Rights, Guardianships/Conservatorships, as well as Estate and Trust Preparation, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives and Breach of Fiduciary Duty. Our lawyers are also experienced in the areas of Business Law, Partnership Formation and Litigation and Real Estate Law, including Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law.

At The Libby Law Firm we strive to provide our clients both the personal attention of a small law firm and the experienced representation of a large firm. Our attorneys are available to you when needed and they will focus on resolving your disputes in a timely, efficient and cost conscious manner. Whether your legal need is regarding an estate issue or a business issue, our lawyers will work diligently to exceed your expectations. Please call us to consult with a knowledgeable estate or business litigator at 1-404-445-7771.

We look forward to assisting you from any of The Libby Law Firm three convenient locations, in Buckhead, Midtown–Atlanta or Marietta.

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