Creating strong estate planning documents is the first step in ensuring your wishes are carried out after your death or during a period of incapacity. Making sure those documents are interpreted and executed faithfully and legally is the second step. Executing a will or trust is a complex process, with many issues left open to interpretation. Executing these documents is also subject to legal regulations which must be followed in order for the outcome to remain valid.
While some wills may be relatively simple to execute and implement, others may involve complicated issues that need to be resolved, including:
- Tax issues
- Payment of debts due
- Guardianship or conservatorship issues or disputes
- Disputes over the distribution of assets
- Missing assets
- Succession or dissolution issues for those who own businesses
Administering a trust can be a complicated and time-consuming process, especially for someone unfamiliar with the laws surrounding trust administration. Having a skilled attorney assist the administrator of a trust eliminates these hurdles and can also be useful in avoiding emotional entanglements that can arise when a family member or other loved one is named as an administrator.
Probate & Trust Administration in Birmingham, Alabama
A leader in probate and trust administration, J.K. Webb helps clients in Birmingham, AL, and the surrounding region execute wills and trusts effectively and successfully. Contact our office today to learn how we can help you.