PRACTICE AREAS

The following list provides a brief overview of our practice areas. Additional information can be obtained by clicking the links. We invite you to call us at (478) 923-0300 for additional information on practice areas.

AUTO ACCIDENTS – Injuries involving auto accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents are all known as personal injury claims.  Auto accidents are an everyday fact of life in Georgia. In 2000 Georgia ranked 4th in traffic fatalities, following the top three states: California, Florida and Texas. In 2005 over 2.7 million people sustained injuries as a result of highway vehicle crashes according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, seek the advice of an experienced attorney.
Our office offers a free consultation to discuss your personal injury claim at length and our office receives no fees for services unless we recover for you.  Attorney, Kathy Grantham, experienced in settlement negotiations, can help assess the value of your personal injury claim and can negotiate a higher settlement amount with the insurance companies than you could on your own. For an experienced personal injury attorney who is close to home and won’t try and dazzle you with flashy ads or big billboards promising you outrageous settlement amounts, but will fairly negotiate your claim, please give attorney, Kathy Grantham of Grantham Law Office, a call at (478) 923-0300 and schedule a free consultation concerning your personal injury claim.

For more information see Auto Accidents.

BANKRUPTCY - The Law Office of Kathleen Grantham represent individuals and businesses in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 proceedings. The most important thing anyone contemplating bankruptcy can do is schedule an appointment with an expert to analyze his or her financial affairs. Bankruptcy may or may not be the answer, but there are other options. Kathleen Grantham offers a completely free consultation to analyze your finances. There is absolutely no obligation on your part to hire the firm after this appointment. You will receive a wealth of expert advice to aid you in making an informed decision concerning your finances. You will meet with the attorney during your free consultation. Payment plans are available for both types of bankruptcy and are explained in detail in your free consultation.

For more information on the new changes in the bankruptcy law see Bankruptcy Changes.

DEBTOR RELIEF - There are many options for debt relief such as Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a federal law provided to you designed to get you a fresh start free from harassing creditor phone calls, lawsuits, repossessions and garnishments. It is a privilege granted to you under the United States Constitution. It forces your creditors to permanently wipe out your debts (Chapter 7) or to accept a repayment plan, which you have proposed (Chapter 13). Please give our office a call to schedule a free consultation to discuss your individualized needs.

See also Bankruptcy Changes and Debt Reafffirmation.

DIVORCE - There are thirteen grounds for divorce in the State of Georgia. However, most divorces are granted on the single ground that the marriage is "irretrievably broken." It is not necessary to show any wrongdoing or fault, commonly known as a "no-fault" divorce. There is a six-month residency requirement for filing for a divorce in Georgia. No legal separation period is required. A Final Decree of Divorce will not be granted until all parties have resolved all legal issues by settlement or trial, including child custody, support, visitation, and other financial issues such as division of assets and liabilities.  Our office only handles divorce cases that do not involve any children and that are uncontested. Uncontested means that all of the issues are worked out and both parties are in full agreement of the divorce. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your uncontested divorce, please give our office a call.

See also Divorce.

PERSONAL INJURYPersonal injury cases involve a wide range of circumstances, including injuries and deaths due to automobile, motorcycle and trucking accidents, aviation and maritime catastrophes, construction hazards, slip and fall accidents, and defective products and unsafe consumer appliances. Each personal injury claim is unique and with a free consultation at our office we will be able to properly assess the value of your claim, determine your specific needs and assist you in negotiating and obtaining the best outcome possible.

For more information, see Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall,
Workers’ Compensation, and Frequently Asked Questions – WC.

PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION - Our firm specializes in probate and estate administration. Probate is the legal process by which a person's debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her/his death. Estate Administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased's estate. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so, it is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that the deceased's assets are distributed correctly.  Give our office a call to schedule your free consultation.

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS- Slip and fall accidents can occur at any time and any place and range from falling in a store on food products or unknown liquids to falls from potholes in parking lots.  If you fell on someone else’s property, you’ve been involved in a “slip and fall” accident.  These types of accidents have also been called, trip and fall accidents, stump and fall accidents, and step and fall accidents. For the more precise, the most correct term to describe these accidents would be “premises liability claims.”  It’s safe to say, whatever you wish to call them, these types of accidents are an everyday occurrence in Georgia.
Negotiating with insurance companies can be a nightmare in claims involving slip and fall accidents. Give our office a call for a free consultation to determine the merits of your claim and assist you in obtaining the best results possible.

For more information see Slip and Fall.

WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING - Our firm offers inexpensive expert advice concerning your estate. We have set affordable prices for wills and living wills. Please call for a free consultation.

WORKERS COMPENSATION- The Law Office of Kathleen Grantham represents employees who have been injured on the job in claims for lost wages and medical treatment expenses against private industry, state and local government employers and their workers' compensation insurers. Injuries include: back and neck injuries, shoulder, arm and extremities, knee and leg injuries, brain injuries, hand injuries, hernias, heart attack and stroke, and hearing and vision injuries. No legal fee unless we recover.
If you have run into difficulties obtaining your benefits or wish to have your claim assessed to determine if you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to, please give our office a call for a free consultation.

For more information, please see Workers’ Compensation and
Frequently Asked Questions – Workers’ Compensation.

WRONGFUL DEATH- Claims brought by close relatives of a person who has died due to the deliberate, reckless, or negligent actions of others. The surviving family members may be entitled to compensation. Generally, if the victim would have been able to bring charges had he/she sustained injury instead of death, then the family may sue in his or her place. Wrongful death claims can also involve workers’ compensation claims for benefits.
In hard times, like those following a wrongful death, it is best to consult with an experienced attorney to determine the merits of your claim and to assist you to resolution of the claim. Please give our office a call for your free consultation.


The information obtained from this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Always consult with an attorney for advice pertaining to your individualized case.

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