A well-crafted estate plan is the greatest gift you can give your loved ones. The proper use of available estate planning tools can minimize the tax burden to your heirs, while easing the transfer of assets. It is never too early to establish an estate plan. If you have not put your estate in order, you need to contact a skilled Alabama estate planning attorney.
At the law firm of Martinson & Beason, P.C., in Huntsville, Alabama, our estate planning lawyers have decades of experience helping clients design plans for the orderly distribution of their estates. We counsel estate planning clients throughout Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley, including Madison, Athens, Decatur, New Hope, and Triana, and in the counties of Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Limestone.
Regardless of the size of your estate, you should have a comprehensive estate plan. Having a well-designed plan for your assets will serve you in several ways, including:
- Protecting Your Estate From Unnecessary Taxation
- Creating a Plan for the Orderly Distribution of Your Estate
- Providing Guidance For Your Loved Ones
- Preventing Family Disputes
- Providing Financial Resources To Your Loved Ones
We review and draft all documents necessary to create an estate plan, including simple wills, living wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney and advance medical directives. Contact us to meet with a skilled estate planning lawyer.
Probate is the process whereby the court oversees the orderly distribution of an estate. The probate process can be long and complicated. We have significant experience taking estates through probate, often with a minimum of expense to the estate. As skilled probate attorneys, we inventory the assets of an estate, obtain appraisals on property (when necessary), settle the debts of the estate and working with their accountants, advise client with respect to payment of any taxes owed by the decedent.
Contact our experienced Alabama probate attorneys to schedule a consultation.
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