Probating A Will In Alabama
When a person dies, probate is the legal process of settling their estate — ensuring all of their property has been distributed and their debts are paid to creditors. Probate does not occur if there is joint tenancy, meaning another person also owns any property, such as a spouse. Life insurance policies, retirement accounts and bank accounts go to beneficiaries.
If someone is a single owner of a property and dies, their estate will most likely go through probate. The process ensures that the assets are distributed to the correct people. If there is no will, succession laws will determine who has rights to the property and assets.
I Can Guide You Through The Process
Do you need to probate a will? Braxton Blake Lowe, Attorney at Law, is located in Gulf Shores. I have more than 30 years of experience helping individuals and families through the probate process. Clients return to me when they have a legal issue because they trust my guidance.
I don’t speak in legalese — that formal, difficult to understand language found in legal documents. Instead, I’ll break it down for you plain and simple, so you can easily grasp how the law in Alabama applies to your situation.