Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

Losing someone is tough enough without having to deal with the complications of estate administration. Let us guide you through probate so you can spend less time worrying about deadlines and procedures and more time reflecting on your loved one. The attorneys are Kirk Drennan Law will work diligently to ensure that your loved one’s intentions are carried through.

Additionally, estate disputes can occur after a loved one passes away. Whether someone feels they was unfairly written out of a will, or believes their inheritance is less than what they are entitled, these disputes are involved and emotionally charged. Let us handle the stress while you focus on caring for yourself and your family after the loss of a loved one.

Estate Administration

If you have been named the executor or personal representative of an estate, the responsibilities and obligations may seem overwhelming. It is your fiduciary duty to administer the estate in accordance with the decedent’s wishes. Sarah Phillips LaDu and Megan Elder can help you carry out your duties as efficiently and effectively as possible. At Kirk Drennan Law, our attorneys have the knowledge required to provide personal representatives with the guidance they need regarding fiduciary matters that inevitably arise during the administration process. Our representation includes guidance for:

  • Filing the necessary forms to initiate the probate process
  • Handling payment of debts
  • Proving or contesting the validity of a will
  • Distributing the decedent’s assets
  • Preparing and filing the necessary tax returns
  • Settling estate matters

Estate Disputes and Litigation

The loss of a loved one is difficult enough, but if you discover your loved one was taken advantage toward the end of life resulting in a diminished or altered estate, you may have a legal remedy. Additionally, if you, as a beneficiary or an heir, feel that you were unjustly removed from a will or received less that what you were entitled, call an attorney at Kirk Drennan Law. We stand ready to assist and advise in all areas of probate and trial work, including:

  • Will contests and defense of wills
  • Trust litigation
  • Estate litigation
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship Cases
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Power of attorney disputes.

We recognize that losing a loved one is difficult on many levels. If we can ease some of that burden by answering your questions or concerns about the Alabama probate process, please contact our office to set up a free consultation to speak with one of our attorneys.