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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...
3 Ways to Avoid Probate

3 Ways to Avoid Probate

For many people, probate is not the best solution for settling an estate. Probate proceedings can be long, expensive, and frustrating for the heirs and the executor. Fortunately, there are perfectly legal ways to avoid probate. Probate Explained After someone dies,...