Estate Planning And Administration For Everyone

Everyone should take advantage of estate planning. Too often, we procrastinate planning for our passing only to leave our family members with unanswered questions and uncertainty. Wills put a plan in place to pass on assets to loved ones after death and remove the uncertainty of what the decedent's last wishes were. An intestate death, which refers to dying without a will, can create financial burdens and time-consuming obstacles for those who will administer an estate.

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At Jones, Hawkins, & Associates, we understand that every individual has unique wishes when it comes to an estate plan. We are available to guide you both thoroughly and efficiently through the process of creating a will, a living will and a health care power of attorney, also known as an advance directive. We think you will find estate planning a cost-effective proposition.

Cost-Effective Planning

Whether you plan to leave your assets to family or any other designated recipients, proper estate planning is actually one of life's greatest bargains. The probate process in Alabama can be time-consuming, costly and confusing when there is no will for the courts to review. A modest expense to create proper documentation can help protect property and save time and trouble for executors, who are personal representatives of estates. Estate planning can prevent unwanted consequences such as family feuds or excessive loss of property to taxes and legal fees after death.

Decide With Advance Directives

If you sustain bodily injury or are terminally ill and unable to speak for yourself, a designated family member or friend can legally make decisions for you if you have an advance directive in place. A living will can clarify your preferences regarding health care in a crisis or at near the end of life.

Organized Estate Administration

Whether your estate is limited to your home and bank accounts or you have a more complicated estate that involves business interests, you can count on us to help your family navigate the probate system after death. If a loved one has died and you are responsible for settling the estate, we can guide you through the process while minimizing delays and helping you avoid errors.

Contact Us To Schedule A Consultation

If you would like to begin planning for your future or need to modify a current estate plan, call the legal team at Jones, Hawkins, & Associates. We proudly serve throughout central Alabama. You can reach us at 334-625-1754 or by email to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers.