Akridge & Balch, P.C. | Attorneys at Law
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Informative Legal Guidance Regarding Probate And Your Family’s Future

At Akridge & Balch, P.C., our experienced lawyers and paralegals assist Alabama clients in drafting estate planning documents and properly carrying out probate responsibilities. We are up to date with the current trends in legal practice and utilize advancements in technology to provide our clients with cost-effective legal solutions.

We take pride in clearly communicating with our clients about their legal options and assisting them in making informed decisions. We believe that strong attorney-client communication is a key component to resolving any legal matter.

Planning For Your Future

By drafting estate planning documents that convey our clients’ unique wishes, we can help people protect their assets for future generations and secure the standard of living they want for themselves. Proper planning will help you protect your loved ones from having to make difficult decisions about what you would want.

Some estate planning documents we assist clients in drafting include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance health care directives (living wills)
  • Guardianships
  • Family limited partnerships (LLPs)

Our attorneys take the time to understand our clients’ individual needs and goals.

Carrying Out Your Loved One’s Final Wishes

In probate administration, our experienced attorneys help clients handle the legal responsibilities of probate  and properly carry out their loved ones’ final wishes in a timely and efficient manner. We understand how to avoid the costly and time-consuming mistakes that often strike people who are unfamiliar with the process.

Creating A Trust You Can Depend On

When building an estate plan with a lawyer, it is important to note that not all attorneys handle trusts. We are happy to inform you that we do offer that service, and we are more than willing to collaborate with your CPA and financial advisor to be the team you need.

Trusts are often a reliable method of passing on inheritance to a beneficiary, and they offer more control over that distribution than a will. There are multiple types of trusts that can help you minimize inheritance taxes and distribute the contents when and how you choose, even while you are still alive.

In addition to trusts, we can also help you create a family limited liability company (LLC) as another method of passing on assets. This LLC can give you liability protection and even hold creditors at bay from seizing any assets to pay for business debts. While this option is very secure, it is usually more complex than a trust, which we are here to help you with.

Protecting Loved Ones With Special Needs Planning

Estate planning is about more than giving assets away; it is also about looking after loved ones in the future when you cannot. Special needs planning gives you the opportunity to create a plan for a person with disabilities in your care to receive the necessary attention and support they need in the future.

We can help you create a plan that grants you peace of mind about who will look after your loved one and ensure there is a structured plan in place to provide for them for years to come.

Get Guidance Through Estate Administration

Call 334-246-4697 or send an email inquiry to discuss your estate planning and probate concerns in a free initial consultation.