Estate Matters Lawyer Assisting Centre Families
Estate planning involves making decisions about how your assets will be distributed among your beneficiaries and then taking the steps necessary to make this vision a legal reality. We can help you establish a will that guarantees your property will reach your heirs in accordance with your wishes.
It’s natural to want to make sure that the wealth you have accumulated over the course of a lifetime ends up in the hands of your loved ones following your death. Unfortunately, it is not unusual to procrastinate when it comes to establishing a will. Failing to have a viable will in place at the time of your passing can spell disaster for surviving family members and seriously compromise the value of your estate.
If you are wondering how to ensure that your assets are protected in the event of your death, make an appointment with our office today. As a dedicated Alabama estate matters law firm, we can help ensure that your will is legally sound.
Alabama law requires that a will be subjected to probate court in order to be rendered legally valid. An experienced estate matters lawyer can explain what is involved in the probate process and how to best ensure that your will passes through probate court in a timely and affordable manner. Part of establishing a will involves naming an executor or personal representative who will be responsible for overseeing the probate process. We can help you choose a suitable executor for this purpose and inform you what their responsibilities will be in probate court.
Don’t Leave Your Family in a Bind.
If you die without having established a valid will, you will be considered to have died “intestate,” meaning that the state of Alabama becomes responsible for the distribution of your property. In addition to subjecting members of your family to unpleasant disagreements regarding your assets, dying intestate makes it much easier for fraudulent creditors to rob your family of a lifetime of hard work. Superfluous taxation is also more likely to go unnoticed, meaning state or federal tax agencies can easily decimate the value of an estate without ever being challenged.
Don’t take any chances with your financial legacy. Pick up the phone today to learn more about how you can establish a viable will by the time of your death. We truly believe that you and your family deserve nothing less. Schedule a consultation as soon as possible to begin protecting your wealth for generations to come.