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What documents do you need in your Alabama Estate Plan?

Posted by Joseph Britt | Aug 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

In order to create a comprehensive Alabama Estate Plan, there are 3 areas that need to be addressed, (1) how to distribute assets after death (2) healthcare decisions (3) incapacity. Last Will & Testament or Trust.  In order to distribute assets after death, an Estate Plan will need to consis...

What Happens If You Don’t Make a Will?

Posted by Joseph Britt | Jul 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

As an estate planning attorney serving clients in Alabama, I often encounter individuals who have not taken the time to create a will or establish an estate plan. While it's understandable that discussing end-of-life matters may be uncomfortable, it is crucial to recognize the potential consequen...

What is a pour-over will?

Posted by Joseph Britt | Jul 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

People work hard for the wealth they have obtained, and so for many, it is hard to give up control over it while they are alive. Even more so, they still want to have a say in what happens to their property upon their death. In the meantime, a living trust is established and funded with some asse...

What happens in Probate?

Posted by Joseph Britt | Jul 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

When a person passes away, their assets must be disbursed according to their estate plan and, when applicable, state laws and probate. At Britt Estate Planning & Probate, our probate lawyer in Alabama helps executors of Wills or beneficiaries of an estate through the probate process. Starting wit...

What are Revocable Trusts/Living Trusts?

Posted by Joseph Britt | Jul 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Revocable trusts, which are sometimes referred to as revocable living trusts, offer many benefits with the primary one being the ability to control your assets during your lifetime. Of course, the other main benefit is the ability to dissolve the trust if and when necessary. There are, of course,...

Testamentary Capacity for a Last Will & Testament

Posted by Joseph Britt | Jul 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

What happens sometimes is a person procrastinates and does not prepare a last will and testament in Alabama until the last minute when they are aging and health-wise, more vulnerable. This person may or may not have the testamentary capacity to fulfill the requirements of a valid Will. On the one...

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