Probate & Estate Administration
Probate Attorneys Birmingham
Alabama Probate and Estate Administration Lawyers
Probate is the legal process involved in settling the estate of a person when they pass away. It can be simple or complex, depending on the size of the estate, the existence of a will — if any — and whether or not the probating of the estate is contested, for example, by a family member who was disinherited.
At Key, Greer, Harrison, & Casey in Pelham, Alabama, we help survivors through the probate process. To learn how our trusted attorneys can assist you and your family with any matter related to probate and estate administration, or to prepare a will and estate plan, please contact our law offices for a free consultation.
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The period following the death of a loved one is always a difficult time, no matter what the circumstances. At Key, Greer, Harrison, & Casey, we feel deep respect and sympathy for our clients who are coping with loss. For some people, probate is a burden that is too much to bear.
If you are named as the executor of a will, or have been appointed by a probate court to serve as the personal representative of someone who died intestate, we can assist you in fulfilling your duties. These duties include:
- Gathering and inventorying all assets of the deceased, including real estate and other property
- Collecting debts and paying the bills of the estate
- Selling assets as needed
- Completing and filing tax returns including state, federal and others as required
- Distributing the remaining property to all heirs
Aside from coping with the sheer volume of work involved in probate and estate administration, our attorneys are adept at diffusing conflicts among surviving family members and other loved ones. When necessary, we handle probate litigation.
Guardianship and Conservatorship
Our lawyers are also experienced in creating guardianship and conservatorship arrangements for minors and adults with special needs.
In addition, as part of our law firm’s probate and estate administration practice, we assist families in establishing guardianships and conservatorships. These are similar but distinct legal arrangements. In Alabama, a guardian is appointed by a court to assume responsibility for the personal care of a child or an incapacitated person. A conservator is appointed to manage the financial affairs of a minor or an incapacitated person.
Contact a Lawyer You can Trust
To discuss your probate and estate administration needs with a considerate and efficient attorney, please contact Key, Greer, Harrison, & Casey. For more than 30 years, our trustworthy lawyers have been serving the legal needs of individuals and families in Jefferson County, Shelby County and throughout Alabama.