DeKalb County, Alabama Estate Planning Lawyers
I am a Christian husband and father who believes in family, honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way I want to be treated and helping those in need. I wake up every morning excited to go to work because I get to live my values through serving others.
What I do.
I did not choose elder law as a career path, it chose me. For many years I practiced first as a CPA and then as a tax attorney who helped rich people avoid taxes. I only discovered my passion for elder law after my mother’s...
Brooke devotes much her personal time towards community service. She volunteers in several service programs including Upward Basketball, Relay for Life, and AWANA. Brooke's passion for serving others fueled her desire to represent plaintiffs.
When she is not practicing law...
Birmingham, AL 35201
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Mr. Davis graduated from Thomas Goode...
When I meet with potential clients, I sit down and work to get to know them. This type of attorney-client relationship enables me to learn about their specific issues, needs and helps me to determine the legal goals for their specific case. It also allows us to begin developing the kind of relationship where the...
Because Mr. Prosch is such an advocate for individuals in need of legal assistance, he will still take on a few Traffic Violation cases each year. Especially if they driver resides in a state other than Alabama. He has helped many drivers reduce the penalties of their violation and saved them from having to travel back to Alabama by working closely with...
He also skillfully applies his tax knowledge to his estate planning practice area. In addition to drafting documents necessary to implement his client’s estate plans, including wills and trusts, Jeff counsels regarding charitable giving and special needs planning. Similarly, Jeff provides valuable counsel to personal representatives and trustees during the estate administration process.
Jeff has extensive experience in the coordination of real estate transactions,...
While in law school, Rebecca was listed on the Dean’s List, a member of the National Trial Team, and a Trial Ad Executive Board Member. She was an active member of the Career Development Advisory...
I am an attorney who has many years of experience in healthcare delivery and management in private and public...
Birmingham, AL 35209
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
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Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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