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Alabama Probate and Estate Planning Attorney
Guiding families through preparing for their future
The probate process deals with the administering of a person's estate after he or she has died. The process includes a full assessment of the estate, including all assets and debts belonging to the person at the time of death. The assets that fall underneath the probate process are distributed according to the decedent's wishes as described in a valid will.
Estate planning today can save years of headaches later
A comprehensive estate plan can be prepared well in advance and can include many different legal instruments that help ensure your wishes are honored in the event of your death or incapacitation. Plans can include wills, trusts, advance healthcare directives and other instruments that spell out your desires when you cannot speak for yourself and how your property and other assets are to be distributed after your death.
Bret R. Smith offers special estate plan packages, including a will, durable power of attorney, and advanced directive for healthcare, for young working families. Please call Bret R. Smith today if you would like a free consultation or are interested in an affordable estate plan.
Understanding the probate process and how a lawyer helps
The probate process typically proceeds without incident but in some cases there may be a challenge as to the validity of the will itself. In this instance, it is important to have an experienced, aggressive attorney on your side to help ensure your interests are protected.
Probate litigation can be an extremely emotional matter. Family members may feel like you are personally attacking them or the loved one who has passed away when all you really want is to be treated fairly. These matters can take quite a long time to settle. I will be there with you every step of the way, fighting for your rights and a positive result to your case.
Bret R. Smith offers a wide-range of services for those individuals needing estate planning or probate representation and has special fixed fee pricing in certain matters. Give Bret R. Smith a call if you have any questions or would you would like a free consultation.