Ancillary Probate in Alabama

Ancillary Probate in Alabama

Ella passed away while living in New York, but she owned several rental properties in Alabama. Jesse lived and died in Texas but docked his fishing boat in Alabama. Ella and Jesse have something in common: their estates will have to file ancillary probate in Alabama....
How to Avoid Probate in Alabama

How to Avoid Probate in Alabama

We all own something. Whether it’s the family china or a large retirement account or a boat, your property will be transferred to a new owner after you pass away. Most if not all of your assets will pass to your heirs through probate, unless you make other...
What Does an Executor or Personal Representative Do?

What Does an Executor or Personal Representative Do?

Alexander named his oldest son, Caleb, the executor (also known as personal representative) of his estate. When Alexander passed away last month, Caleb was left grieving and wondering, “What does an executor or personal representative do?” His father’s estate planning...
Small Estate Probate

Small Estate Probate

Josiah M. had few possessions when he died, though he had many loving friends and family. He lived in a rented independent living facility, owned one car, and had several small bank accounts. His family began the process of probating his estate. His attorney suggested...