Huntsville Wills, Estates, and Probate Lawyer
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Simplifying the Complex — Wills, Estates, and Probate Planning
It is not uncommon to be intimidated by doing your Will (Last Will and Testament) or what is also known as the Estate planning process (“Estates” essentially means what you really own or your net worth). Often, most of us are simply afraid that “if I do my Will I will be accelerating my demise” (that was our subconscious thought when we did our own Wills), but we have never seen that happen to anyone of our clients outside of those involved in end of life decisions. Then there is the thought that Wills and Estates law involve complex regulations and laws, and the process can be incomprehensible and intimidating — which is something we aim to personally fix for you. Because of these reasons, and others, many of us avoid the necessity of planning our Will and Estate. However, —
You need a Will if you are married and/or have children.
The necessity of obtaining and understanding your Will and Estate documents increases considerably if you have a spouse and/or minor children who may need a Guardian, Conservator, and perhaps a Trust that can often most effectively be accomplished with your Will — to ensure they are rightly cared for until they can care successfully for themselves.
However, we believe just as important as having your Will and Estate planning documents is understanding the reasons, mechanics, and content of your Will, Trust, and/or Estate planning documents. Consequently, we make time to teach and explain why you need a Will, what it can and cannot do, how it works, and the issues that you can do in your daily life to safeguard your family and your legacy.
As Such —We Teach You About Avoiding Probate Court
Probate Court is the Court that has jurisdiction over Wills and Estates once a person passes away. Consequently, many legal practitioners often state that a Will and Estate has to “go through costly probate” (subject to its rules, laws, and judges) before your beneficiaries and/or heirs receive a dime in many instances. However, there are some things you can do ahead of time with your estate plan to avoid probate court altogether. We genuinely enjoy helping our clients understand how to best do this by establishing certain trusts, contracts, accounts, and deeds that can assist their estate with avoiding probate. Probating a Will (already there?) — We can help (click here)
We can help you establish a comprehensive estate plan that will help your estate avoid probate and meet your estate planning objectives. In addition to the probate-avoiding teachings, techniques and counsel, we offer a solid estate planning package with all of the essential documents:
- Will (often with Trust, Guardianship, Conservatorship, and other important provisions)
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Attorney Instructional Letter covering most issues we teach you about in our estate planning teaching session
- Health Care Power of Attorney
- Living Will and Healthcare Directive
- HIPPA Authorizations
- Burial Affidavits
Allow us to serve as your —Wills & Estate Lawyer
Call us; we genuinely look forward to speaking with you —
Jason McCartha is a Wills, Estates, and Probate Lawyer in Huntsville, Alabama. If you are facing probate administration for a loved one’s estate, or are considering establishing a Will and Estate plan, it is important to work with a Huntsville and North Alabama Wills, Estates, and Probate Lawyer.
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