The court-supervised process of transferring title to property from a deceased person to their heirs or beneficiaries, with or without a Last Will and Testament, is known as “probate”. The purpose of the probate process is to determine the wishes of the deceased, pay their final debts and expenses, and distribute their property. If your loved one dies without a Will, his or her assets will pass according to the intestate laws of Alabama. The Alabama intestacy laws address numerous different scenarios including when a person is not survived by a spouse or children.

Our Firm has experience helping clients through this burdensome time. While the probate process can be stressing, we can help minimize difficulties and make the process as efficient as possible. We can guide you through the probate process by advising you how to:

* Determine which assets are subject to probate, and which are exempt
* Manage assets during the probate process
* Facilitate the payment of debts and claims on the estate
* Address contests from interested parties

We also handle matters requiring the establishment of a guardianships or conservatorships.

Do I need an attorney to handle my probate law matters?

Most probate cases benefit greatly from an attorney with probate experience. While you are legally allowed to represent yourself, Alabama probate law involves complex legal requirements and fiduciary duties. Improper handling of these duties can significantly damage your situation. Alabama probate courts routinely recommend engaging an Alabama attorney with probate experience.

Our firm offers a full range of legal services in probate and estate administration. We strive to efficiently wrap up any outstanding issues. Attorney Kimberly Perkins has probate law experience that enables her to identify potential problems and effectively perform the necessary probate tasks, while guiding you through the process efficiently and with compassion.

 

No representation is made that the quality of services to be performed is greater than that of any other lawyer. Licensed to service clients in Alabama and Washington, D.C. only. View our full disclaimer here.

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