I engaged Steve Carley to assist a 91-year-old relative of my wife in connection with updating his outdated estate plan, which the relative had been intending to do for several years. The estate plan was complicated by ownership of commercial real estate properties and by the relative having a son unable to manage his own affairs that he wanted to provide for. Steve efficiently developed an estate plan involving a trust for the benefit of the son, and prepared the appropriate instruments, including a Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare and a Financial Power of Attorney. Steve did the work efficiently and for a very reasonable cost, and gained the trust of the relative.
So much clarity from a good attorney. Despite my mother and father leaving a well-written and organized estate plan, the recent death of my father, and mother's death in October 2008, my need for legal guidance on the probation of my father's will was overwhelming. Initially, I sought out the assistance of their estate attorney in Florida. But because my father died as a resident of Georgia, to probate his estate, I needed an attorney in Georgia. This is where attorney Stephen Carley helped tremendously. After being referred to me by my parents' Florida attorney, Steve wiped out all of my anxieties in probating my father's estate. He listened, planned, agreed, and he implemented our agreement with a very high degree of professionalism. I highly recommended him!
Steve Carley is a top-notch attorney. It has been my pleasure and honor to collaborate on cases with him. Steve knows the law; he has the experience to use it to his clients' best interests; and he has the compassion to truly understand each client's individual needs. Steve Carley is my #1 recommendation in Atlanta for clients who need estate planning, probate and estate administration assistance, and help with guardianships or conservatorships.
Steve was a great blessing to our family during a difficult time in our lives. He was very gracious, patient, always available, and helped us understand all the legalese of preparing a will as well as other necessary documents. Very professional. Highly recommended.
I am an attorney who has been practicing in various areas of the law since 1975. I have known Steve Carley since 1979, and through the years have seen that he is a person of integrity in both his personal as well as his professional life. I have practiced law in the areas of wills, trusts, and probate of estates for many years, and whenever the need arises in situations where I deem it is in the best interest of the client (or prospective client), without hesitation I will recommend Steve to them with complete confidence that he can handle their legal needs promptly and with total competence.
My husband and I have received excellent legal services from Stephen Carley on several occasions. Mr. Carley was always very knowledgeable and helpful and provided excellent and very helpful advice and services. He was always easy to contact and prompt in responding and performing his services. He made sure we understood the issues and our options. I highly recommend Stephen Carley to anyone needing a will, probate, estate, or trust attorney.