Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate and Adoption

Whether you are looking to add to your family, protect and care for your existing family, or protect your estate and provide for your loved ones, the Probate Group at Kirk Drennan Law in Birmingham, Alabama has the experience to guide you through the legal process. Headed by Megan Elder, the attorneys with the Probate Group are experienced in navigating the complex areas of adoptions, wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships. Our goal is to keep you informed, prepared, and as stress-free as possible.


Adopting a child in Alabama can be a joyful experience for a family, however, the adoption process is time-consuming, paperwork-intensive, and technical. Our attorneys are experienced with all aspects of the adoption process, and work directly with you to prepare you for each step. We handle relative, non-relative, DHR, foster care, interstate, and international adoptions, and are able to guide you through the unique challenges that each situation presents.

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

Do you know what happens in Alabama when you fail to create an estate plan and tragedy strikes? Decisions impacting every one you love and care about, including your spouse and children, are made without your input. Therefore, it is vitally important that you for you to have a plan in place, so that your intentions are carried through. Our attorneys consider your unique objectives and guide you through creating a plan to fit your needs. We help you to safeguard your assets and provide for your loved ones through wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, special needs trusts, and lifetime gifting techniques.

Estate Administration and Probate

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 at 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 were 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.

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Caring for someone in their time of need is a noble undertaking, and brings with it specific legal considerations.  Our attorneys consider the particular details of your situation, and help ensure that you have the authority you need to provide the best possible care. We guide you through the process of obtaining a guardianship or conservatorship, and prepare you for the requirements of the court.