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Estate Settlement Law in Alabama

The death of a loved one is a difficult experience to face on its own. When you add legal issues on top of that, the situation can quickly become overwhelming. The guidance and support of an experienced estate settlement attorney based in Alabama can help you navigate the confusion and return to your normal daily life as quickly as possible. They can work to ensure that your loved one's assets are handled in a timely manner, in accordance with the wishes documented in their will, and, of course, in accordance with the law.

Attorney William "Bill" F. Prosch Jr. has more than 40 years of experience working with clients in the Alabama legal system. His focused practice areas, emphasizing estate planning, elder law, and probate, ensure that each of his clients receives the full benefit of his expertise.

What can hold up estate settlement?

There are few different reasons why estate settlement can be a long and confusing process. Many of them depend upon the clarity and legality of your loved one's efforts in estate planning. If they passed before investing in a comprehensive estate plan, for example, then it is likely you will have to go through the settlement process in court to legally divide assets. Even if they had a good plan in place – perhaps even one designed specifically to help avoid issues like probate court – unexpected issues can often arise that cause even the best-intentioned precautions to fail.

Improper estate planning, in other words, as well as unforeseen circumstances can hold up estate settlement. Given that the many intricacies involved in creating a durable estate plan, it is not unusual for this to occur. One of the best things you can do to help the process along to hire an attorney with an intimate understanding of estate settlement law. That's where Bill Prosch comes in. He understands how to create solid estate plans as well as how to settle them, and he's dedicated to providing clients with the full benefits of that experience.

Estate Administration in Alabama

Do not underestimate just how many steps are involved in settling an estate in Alabama. The process can be lengthy and includes things like:

  • Opening the Estate
  • Appointing a Personal Representative
  • Probating the Will
  • Serving Notice to Beneficiaries, Heirs, and Creditors
  • Corralling Assets
  • Paying Claims
  • Distributing Assets

Don't try to go through this on your own. It can be both tedious and frustrating, and it's too easy to make a mistake should the situation be approached lightly. Bill Prosch can work on your behalf to handle the legal aspects involved in estate settlement. Estate administration is one of his specialties and his decades working with Alabama clients has only helped hone his skills.

William "Bill" F. Prosch, Jr. Attorney and Counselor at Law is located conveniently near the interchange of Highway 31 and I-65, across from Mark's Outdoors and behind Milo's. He offers free initial consultations at his office, which are available 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Contact William "Bill" F. Prosch Jr. through the firm's online intake form or call 205-795-2032.


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