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Probate, Conservatorships, and Guardianships

We assist our clients with the preparation of their Last Wills and Testaments, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives as well as other documents to assist with their estate planning. The firm recognizes that many of these decisions are difficult for clients and we are available to discuss various options which may be available to them.

 

Probate services include:

  • Advice regarding disposition of assets

  • Advice regarding end of life decisions involved in preparation of Advance Directives

  • Preparation of Last Wills and Testaments

  • Preparation of Durable Powers of Attorney

  • Preparation of Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care

  • Preparation of Advance Directives

  • Representation of Personal Representatives on the probate and administration of estates

 

Guardianships and Conservatorships:

 

The firm also assists clients when it becomes necessary to appoint someone to assist a minor with special needs or an older adult having difficulty managing their day to day life. It is not an easy decision to go to court to obtain authority to take care of a minor child with disabilities or family members. The firm has extensive experience assisting clients with these difficult decisions and getting the necessary court appointments.

Services in this area include:

  • Consultations with clients on options available

  • Drafting the documents necessary to request the appointment

  • Coordinating the arrangement of expert opinions necessary to prove the petition

  • Representing the petitioning person and family members in prosecuting petition for appointment

  • Defense of petitions requesting appointment of a guardian or conservatorship.

  • Preparation of inventories and accountings as required by Alabama law or the court.

  • Assisting clients in taking action against guardians or conservators who may be abusing the ward or their mishandling assets.

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