Probate Estate

Your Obligations as a Personal Representative of a Probate Estate

If you recently discovered that a loved one named you his or her personal representative, you may be dealing with some conflicting emotions. On one …

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Can I Get Paid to be the Representative of an Estate?

If you have been named the executor of a will or you need to act as the representative of a decedent’s estate in Alabama, it …

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How to Protect a Disabled Person’s Right to Public Benefits

If you have a relative who is severely disabled and can not work, you may worry about how that person would continue to receive the …

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When Life Changes So Should Your Estate Plan

For some people, making a will is an unpleasant task. Confronting one’s own mortality can make a lot of people uncomfortable, so once the task …

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What is a Pour Over Will and Why Have One?

As we age, we begin to think differently about our lives, our possessions, and our legacies. One of the greatest acts of love and compassion …

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Conservator vs Guardian: Protecting Minors and Disabled Adults

You may have heard the terms “conservatorship” and “guardianship” used somewhat interchangeably. While similar, there are important differences between these ideas. A court sometimes has …

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Three Common Scenarios That Lead to Estate Disputes

When a person dies leaving a large estate, it can be a bittersweet time for heirs. On one hand, there is the sadness of losing …

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Trusts for People with Disabilities

One of the primary concerns people have as they age is protecting their children, grandchildren, and other people they love. This can be complicated when …

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Understanding How the New Tax Law Affects Estate Law

With just 494 pages, the new tax law creates a lot of major changes. While most Americans are rightly concerned about how the changes will …

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Alabama Natural Death Act vs. Advanced Directives

No one likes to ponder their own mortality.  In many cases individuals fail to make the necessary plans to deal with end of life issues.  …

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Land Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Wills: What is the Difference

Land Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Wills: What is the Difference?

When it comes to preparing one’s estate plan, the options and information can be overwhelming. It seems that the internet can be a wealth of …

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