Other Areas of Practice

Real Estate

Real Estate Closings

Buying or selling a home is one of the largest financial transactions that an individual undertakes in his or her life.  It is important that you work with an attorney who gets it right and who will answer all of your questions throughout the process.

Our firm focuses on providing exceptional professional services to Realtors, lenders, buyers and sellers so that no issue remains unaddressed.

Our firm offers the most timely and experienced guidance in real estate transactions. Our legal guidance will help you close on your dream home. In addition to closings, our firm can assist clients with other real estate related matters including quiet title actions and landlord-tenant disputes.

Whether you are buying a primary residence, a vacation home, or investment property, our firm can guide you through the closing process & keep your interest safe so your new investment will be a success.

Home Owner & Condominium Associations

Our firm represents one of the largest homeowner associations in Chatham County. As counsel for an association, we review a myriad of matters that association boards confront on a regular basis.  From covenant enforcement to negotiations with adjoining landowners, from drafting easements to collecting association assessments, our firm can help an association perform its duties and responsibilities as required under their governing documents.

Probate and Wills

Drafting a will is the best way to insure that your loved ones are taken care of when you pass away. A will enables you to insure that the people that you choose become the guardians for your minor children if something should happen to you. A will also allows you to designate the individuals that will receive the assets that you have accumulated during the course of your life. Without a will, the guardian for your children will be appointed by the state and your assets will be distributed in accordance with the law. To insure that your children are protected and your assets go to the benefit of the individuals you choose, it is imperative that you have a will.

Our firm is available to help you understand the important aspects of probate and wills.

Drafting a will is only the first part of a two part process. In order for a will to be effective, it must be probated. During the stressful times in the wake of the death of a loved one, our firm can relieve you of much of the burden of insuring that the deceased’s will is properly recognized by the state and the wishes of the deceased are put into effect.

Wills can vary in length and size. Some wills take the form of a simple, one page document. Other wills may take the form of a more complex document based upon the scale of your estate. Working with Mark will help you to understand what the appropriate length of your will should be.

Aside from proper preparation and organization of a will, you have the opportunity to get a better understanding of issues that can significantly effect the future of an estate. Contact the Law Offices of Mark A. Bandy, P.C. today for a free initial consultation!

Family Law

Divorces are unfortunate events for all involved. No one enters into a marriage thinking that a divorce will result. However, divorce is a reality. Our firm will be an advocate for you, clarifying for you the steps involved in divorce and insuring that you receive the best possible outcome.

In Georgia, the petitioner files for divorce, whereas the person who responds is called the Respondent. In ideal circumstances, a well-managed divorce will result with the help of an experienced attorney like Mark A. Bandy. Our firm can help smooth out the problems that may lead to a contested divorce, leading to a conclusion that fits the goals of our client. Even if a divorce is likely to be uncontested, legal counsel is still strongly advised in order to get the most optimal results.

In some instances domestic circumstances arise that require physical separation. When violence or threats enter into a relationship, there is no room to risk your safety. It’s time to know the ins and outs of getting a restraining order filed.

In addition it is sometimes necessary to resolve disputes over property division, child custody, alimony/spousal support, and other issues. It is crucial to know how to navigate of Georgia’s child support payment laws to form positive outcomes. Ensuring your rights are protected means you have the ability to effectively provide for your children. We initiate the process by assessing our clients’ goals. Your goals are our goals and we will work diligently to get the results that lead to a better future for you and your family.

Personal Injury

Accidents happen and sometimes those accidents can have serious repercussions to those involved. When someone else is at fault, it is critical that you take the necessary actions to insure that you are justly compensated and made whole by the individual or entity responsible for the harm to you. Our firm will insure that you are not abused by the lawyers and insurance companies on the other side and will use the necessary legal tools to maximize the recovery to which you are entitled.

Personal injury law covers a variety of areas. This can range from vehicular, medical, and product liability to overtime pay, workers compensation, and wrongful death. Usually a personal injury case can either result in a court case or an out of court settlement.

A personal injury places physical, financial and emotional stress on an individual and their family. Our firm is prepared to answer the myriad of questions that an individual will most likely have following an incident or injury. Our firm will act promptly to make sure an individual’s case is handled properly and professionally. This ensures the maximum compensation possible can be acquired from each case.

It is vitally important for those who have suffered any type of personal injury to be treated fairly. Dealing with insurance companies on both sides of a case requires a lawyer with knowledge and perseverance. In many cases insurance companies are prepared to delay an individuals case to ensure that they are not fairly compensated. This can drastically reduce the emotional and economic recovery an individual needs to move forward with their life. Working with our firm means an individual will reduce their chances of being a victim of this process. In any event that may occur, the Law Offices of Mark A. Bandy, P.C. are on your side.