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What is Probate Law?
Probate is the process of proving a will is valid and thereafter administrating the estate of the deceased person according to the terms of the will. The will is filed with the clerk of the appropriate court of the county in Alabama where the deceased person lived, along with a petition to have the court "approve" the will then appoint an executor over the estate. If the court determines the will to be valid, the court then "admits" the will to probate.
Clenney and Palmer, LLC attorneys have practiced in the area of probate law since 1999. These knowledgeable, experienced professionals can help you with any probate matter.
A will is a legal document that sets forth your wishes regarding the distribution of your property as well as the care of any minor children. If someone dies without a will, those wishes may not be carried out.
A trust is a separate legal entity for holding and investing property. Depending on your situation, there may be several advantages of establishing a trust. The most well known benefit is avoiding probate.
A power of attorney is the grant of legal rights and powers by a person to another person. That person stands in the shoes of the principal and acts
for him or her on financial
and business matters.
In case you ever become incapacitated, it is important that someone has legal authority to communicate your wishes concerning medical treatment. By executing a health care proxy, you ensure that the directions that you have given your agent will be carried out in the event of such disagreement.
The purpose of a deed is to transfer ownership of property or any assets to another person. It must be filed in public record and notarized.
A guardian is a parent of a minor or someone who has been appointed by the court to be responsible for the personal care of an incapacitated person or a minor.
A conservator is someone who is appointed by the court to manage the property of a incapacitated
person or a minor.
Name changes do not require an attorney but probate attorneys can help make the process faster and easier. Our probate attorneys can help you file a petition for a name change.
Adoption is a joyful and new start for families. It is the beginning of a unique addition to your life. The process may be lengthy, expensive
and frustrating. Our probate
attorneys can help make the process more amicable.
Adoption of a child can be a happy and joyful occasion for you and the child. It also can be full of stress and frustration. Depending on the type of adoption you are considering or involved in, the process can be difficult, lengthy and expensive.
Once a child is adopted, the biological parent(s) will have no rights to the child. The adopting "parent" can not request child support from the biological parent.
A biological parent(s) can relinquish his or her rights of the child. A biological parent who relinquishes his or her right makes the adoption process much quicker and less costly. Let Attorneys Clenney and Palmer give you guidance.
Step-parent adoption is the most common adoption type in Alabama.
A step-parent adoption in Alabama can be a fairly simple process, and it can be a wonderful step to take to unite the family unite. When the adoption is completed, the child will have the following benefits.
The child will have a relationship with the adoptive parent that is the same as if the child were born to the step-parent, The child's new birth certificate will show the child's new name and will have the adoptive parent and the natural parent listed as the child's mother and father.
Termination of parental rights adoptions usually involves abuse or and/or neglect of the child from biological parents.
Terminating a parent's rights to their child is a serious matter. The courts will allow the parent changes to correct their wrongful acts and improve their parenting skills and ways. Unless, the child is in
eminent danger or harm.
After a parent's rights have been successfully terminated, the party looking to adopt can proceed with
the adoption process.
An adoption agency can be a for-profit or not-for profit business which assists families with matters concerning adoption. Most people think of agencies when they are considering adoption.
Clenney and Palmer, LLC does not arrange adoptions or locate children for adoption. Clenney and Palmer LLC represents one of the parties to facilitate and expedite the legal adoption process.