Wills • Probate • Power of Attorney • Living Will
Estate planning is more than just wills - there are many options available to individuals who wish to plan for the future. At the Scheinert Law Firm, I help clients in the Guntersville area with a variety of estate planning options, including:
To find out how estate planning can benefit you and your family, please contact me for a free consultation. Call my office at (256) 582-4880, or contact me online to find out more.
As an estate planning lawyer, I meet clients with a variety of questions and concerns. My goal is to answer all of their questions and help them come up with ways to meet their estate planning goals. Some of the questions I get asked are:
What is a valid will and why do I need one?
In a will, an individual states how he or she wants his or her property and estate planning matters handled following death. A will can address topics including:
A will is invalid if it is not signed or does not comply with certain state laws. I can help you determine the validity of your will, draft an original will or revise an existing one.
What is probate, and when does it occur?
Probate is the legal process that occurs after a death, in which property and other assets are inventoried and distributed as designated by the will. If there is no will, then assets and property are inventoried and distributed according to Alabama's intestate laws.
What are the basic steps of the probate process?
There are three basic steps involved in probate:
What is a trust and why do I need one?
A trust is a legal instrument capable of holding property. Many people choose a trust to avoid the process of probate following death. I can explain the advantages of a trust, and help you determine the best way to execute one. If you have questions about estate planning, I would be happy to answer them in a free consultation. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to estate planning. I will work with you to develop an estate plan that helps you meet your unique goals.
What if I have unique estate planning needs that you do not usually handle?
Whatever your unique needs may be, Scheinert Law Firm can collaborate or consult with other attorneys in the North Alabama area if needed in order to provide you the quality of service you need.
For example, here is The Bradford Bulletin on estate planning and elder law from a fellow lawyer, Melanie B. Bradford. We have collaborated to meet clients' unique needs many times.
What resources do Northeast Alabama Probate Offices offer online?
Marshall County | Madison County | Jackson County | Etowah County | Cullman County
How do I contact you?
Call my office at (256) 582-4880, or complete the online contact form.
My office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with additional hours by appointment.
Attorney Ken Scheinert provides legal services to clients in Marshall County, DeKalb County, and Jackson County, Alabama, including the communities of Albertville, Arab, Asbury, Boaz, Crossville, Douglas, Grant, Union Grove, Pleasant Grove, Scottsboro, and Ft. Payne.