Skillful Representation For Probate
Probate is the process by which the court system validates a decedent’s will and/or uses Alabama laws of intestacy to settle the estate. When grieving the death of a loved one, handling probate is the last thing anyone wants to do.
At Josh O'Neal & Associates in Cullman, we use our extensive experience to help executors, administrators and other parties navigate the complex steps involved in probate. Our attorneys are caring yet provide skilled legal acumen to uphold your best interests.
What Are The Duties Of An Executor?
Executors play a crucial role in estate administration and probate. They must complete several duties, including:
- Contacting beneficiaries
- Accounting for the estate’s assets
- Distributing assets to beneficiaries
- Paying outstanding debts
- Paying tax obligations
In more than 25 years of combined experience, we have worked with thousands of executors to guide them through the process and ensure that they fulfill their duties to the best of their ability.
The Necessity Of A Probate Attorney
Although smart estate planning can minimize probate or prevent assets from going through probate completely, unexpected challenges can still arise. Perhaps some aspect of the will was not performed correctly or someone decides to file a formal challenge. These difficulties will quickly drain time and resources without a lawyer to counsel you on the best moves to make.
Even if your loved one has a legally sound will, an attorney ensures that you do not make an administrative mistake that results in costly corrections. They help the process move as swiftly as possible. And they shoulder the legal burden so you can focus on mourning.
Learn More About How We Assist With Probate
Although the steps of probating an estate are complex, we will handle them for you with assurance and skill. Reach out to us to request an initial consultation on how we can serve you. We make last-minute emergency consultations, accept walk-ins and can come to your location. To reach us, please call 256-429-3098 or send us an email.