Dothan, Alabama Estate Planning Lawyers
Upon graduation, Alyse practiced corporate law for a major wireless retail...
In 2015, Mrs. O'Mailia graduated from Birmingham School of Law at the top of her class. During law school, she was awarded the Service to Women Award by the Birmingham Bar Association, presented by the Honorable Justice Julie Palmer. She also completed a clerkship with Legal Services Alabama which is located at the One Place Family Justice Center in Montgomery, Alabama. During this clerkship,...
Royce Grey Wadsworth, Attorney at law and Principal at Wadsworth Law Office, LLC, provides his clients the priority service they desire and the respect they deserve.
Expect candid advice from Royce, even if it's not what you want to hear, because he's a straight shooter.
Royce is no stranger to the incredibly challenging situations and difficult decisions that his clients, people just like you, face every day.
Royce served in Kabul, Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the...
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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