ESTATE PLANNING LAW FIRM
With more than 100 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Coale, Dukes, Kirkpatrick & Crowley, P.C. possess in-depth knowledge about all aspects of estate planning and can help you with:
HELPING YOUR FAMILY PLAN
Creating an estate plan
Establishing living trusts
Drafting living wills
Guardianship and conservatorship
Powers of attorney and advance directives
CREATING THE BEST ESTATE PLAN
Our attorneys review your family arrangements, financial situation and philosophical goals to advise you on the best approach to planning your estate. We thoroughly analyze your objectives and strategize the best means of:
Transferring your assets
Establishing guardianship or trusts for children
Supporting personal philanthropic causes
Protecting your loved ones
WRITING YOUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
A will provides you with the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your loved ones and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. If you die without a will, your assets will be distributed in accordance with general State laws which may be inconsistent with your desires. We can draft a valid will that ensures your intentions are honored.
ESTABLISHING A LIVING TRUST
Our attorneys evaluate whether specific legal tools can benefit your estate and discuss your many options. Also called a revocable trust, a living trust can provide for continued care of minor children or an incapacitated family member. If your assets are held in a living trust, your heirs may avoid probate, which expedites the distribution of assets and keeps the estate’s information out of the public records. We can prepare the documents necessary to establish a trust that is tailored to your personal needs.
CHOOSING A GUARDIAN FOR YOUR CHILD
When devising your estate plan, the care of your children is likely your foremost concern. We advise you on making crucial decisions about the financial support, protection and well-being of your children — including naming a guardian who will raise your children according to your parental philosophies.
Contact Alabama trusts and estates lawyers with the knowledge to protect your assets.
Coale, Dukes, Kirkpatrick & Crowley, P.C.is located in Mobile, Alabama and represents clients throughout the state of Alabama