Estate-Administration

Birmingham Estate Administration Attorney

Numerous practical questions arise following the loss of a loved one. What will happen to his or her property? How will it be distributed in accordance with his or her wishes? How can you ensure compliance with the complex legal requirements for handling your loved one's estate?

Experience, Knowledge And Dedication

In Alabama, Birmingham-based estate administration lawyer Justin Forrester at Forrester Law, LLC, can help you sort through the legal aspects of your loved one's death. He has the experience and knowledge you need to navigate the complex estate administration process as swiftly and smoothly as possible.

A native of the area, Mr. Forrester is familiar with local probate court procedures and personnel. He has earned a solid reputation for diligent, attentive advocacy.

Contact Forrester Law, LLC, to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced, knowledgeable estate administration lawyer.

Shouldering Your Legal Burdens

If your loved one left a will that named you as the executor of the estate (also called personal representative or administrator), you must ensure that the estate is accurately accounted for and distributed in accordance with the will. Missteps can potentially expose you to personal liability. You must also comply with detailed legal requirements regarding bonding, notice and probate court filings. This can be a weighty burden to tackle on your own.

Attorney Justin Forrester can provide you with professional guidance each step of the way, shielding you from costly mistakes. He can also step into the role of executor himself, taking on responsibility for managing the estate and navigating probate proceedings to distribute the estate properly.

What Is Involved In Estate Administration?

Whether your loved one left a will ("testate" in legal terminology) or not ("intestate"), estate administration involves numerous steps. Depending on the size of the estate, the process can quickly become complicated. Typically, the process involves, among other steps:

  • Obtaining and filing a bond through a surety company
  • Gathering all assets
  • Conducting a thorough inventory of the estate property
  • Notifying creditors
  • Identifying potential heirs or beneficiaries
  • Establishing a bank account for the estate
  • Maintaining accurate records for the estate

Mr. Forrester has experience handling all types of estates, including those with multimillion-dollar assets. He understands the intricacies of probate and estate administration.

Contact The Firm | Free Consultation

Call 205-578-6595 to arrange a free consultation. Forrester Law, LLC, has convenient office locations in Birmingham and Jasper, Alabama. Mr. Forrester handles estate administration throughout Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. Evening and weekend appointments are available.