How Do Our Services Rebuild Lives?
We understand that life happens. Our services restore your rights by restricting public access to criminal records. We handle the legal process of protecting and distributing possessions and property before and after losing a loved one.
What is Criminal Record Expungement?
An EXPUNGEMENT, called “record restriction” and “sealing” in Georgia, is the legal process that limits public access to criminal arrest information on your official background report and criminal court records. However, records may still be accessible to law enforcement officials, government agencies, and high-security employers.
Anyone with a criminal record can potentially restrict access to their history. Generally, you can expunge any cases that did not end in conviction, misdemeanors after a four-year waiting period, and felonies after they are pardoned.
What is Estate Planning and Probate?
ESTATE PLANNING is the creation of legal documents to ensure that a client’s assets are distributed precisely as desired after that person dies. Estate planning is especially important for people with minor children, complicated familial situations, or significant assets. Without estate planning, confusion and disputes often arise among loved ones, causing additional grief.
PROBATE is the court process by which someone is appointed to distribute a deceased person’s assets. When a person dies, heirs cannot inherit their loved one’s possessions without court approval. Estate planning can significantly streamline the probate process, sometimes allowing loved ones to avoid it altogether.
“Going through the justice system should not leave people broken, but rather should be used to make people whole. We are here to ensure that people are made whole again.”
Meet the Founder
Meet the Founder
Nancy DeVetter has been helping Georgians with their legal issues for over 14 years. After receiving her B.A. from Washington and Lee University and her J.D. from Georgia State University, Nancy worked as a legal aid attorney in Atlanta and Savannah before opening the DeVetter Law Firm in October 2020.
Nancy’s passion for helping her community led her to open the DeVetter Law Firm with a concentration in clearing criminal records. After her father’s passing, she saw first-hand how difficult the probate process could be. In response, she expanded her practice to guide people through the probate process and protect them from the hardships she had to suffer. Her practice now provides estate planning and probate litigation to further protect the legacy and assets of Georgians.