“I am running to protect Fulton County’s most vulnerable individuals. I have dedicated my life to helping people through trying times, such as dealing with a loved one’s estate and helping families obtain guardianship of a disabled or aging relative. I am committed to making sure that the Probate Court is a service-oriented court that is accessible and welcoming to all. I look forward to serving you as your next Probate Court Judge for Fulton County.”

– Diane Weinberg

Meet Diane Weinberg

Diane Weinberg focuses her practice on assisting families with the medical, financial and housing-related legal challenges that often accompany aging and disability. Her elder law and special needs practice encompasses long term care planning using public benefits, special needs planning, and guardianships & conservatorships.

Currently, Diane serves as Of Counsel with the law firm Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from the Emory University School of Law. She is a Georgia Super Lawyer (2020), a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney, and has an AVVO rating of 10/10. Diane is a frequent local and national speaker on a variety of aspects of guardianships, conservatorships, and public benefits planning.

A member of the State Bar of Georgia and a Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney, Diane is also a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Elder Counsel. Diane is the only private attorney in Georgia to have received certification as an At-Risk Adult Crimes Tactics Specialist through the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services. She serves on a GBI informal legislative workgroup addressing issues of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly and disabled.

Outside of her law practice, Diane is a 20-year member and past board member of Congregation Beth Shalom in Dunwoody, Georgia. A self-proclaimed yarn addict, she is a member and past treasurer of the Atlanta Knitting Guild. Diane lives in Sandy Springs with her husband, Mike, their three sons, and their rescue dog, Cindy Lou.

What is Probate Court?

Probate Court, in part, is an administrative court.

  • It oversees the orderly transfer of the estate of someone who has died to that person’s heirs and beneficiaries.
  • Occasionally, disputes arise about this process, such as the process of admitting a will for probate, and the Probate Court has the exclusive jurisdiction to hear all will disputes and other disputes arising out of an individual’s estate.
  • It also oversees the orderly processing of marriage licenses, weapons carry licenses, and fireworks permits.

Probate Court protects vulnerable populations.

  • It grants and oversees temporary guardianships of minors, and guardianships and conservatorships of minors.
  • It grants and oversees adult guardianships and conservatorships.
  • It also oversees the administration of all guardianships and conservatorships.
  • The Court hears matters involving the involuntary commitment of individuals having a mental health crisis.

Georgia’s Probate Court has two other unique features.

  • First, it is a court of limited jurisdiction. It can only preside over matters that Georgia law specifically authorizes this court’s ability to hear.
  • Additionally, unlike many other courts in Georgia, the Probate Court is a people-friendly court. Individuals often do not need an attorney to accomplish their goals in Probate Court. Of course, attorneys are recommended whenever a matter is disputed or where a matter is complicated and involves multiple persons or financial accounts.

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