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Securing Your Future Through A Will Or Trust

Wills and trusts are important foundations of any estate plan. Both wills and trusts are legal tools that allow you to determine asset distribution and protect your assets if you pass away or become incapacitated.

At Higey Law LLC, attorney Todd Higey has experience helping families and individuals in Birmingham prepare for the future through wills and trusts. He understands how sensitive these issues can be and how much a will or trust can impact your family’s future. Using his years of legal knowledge and firsthand experience, he will help you create a sound will or trust that protects your interests.

The Essential Foundations Of A Comprehensive Estate Plan

A will allows you to appoint a guardian for any minor children, select a conservator if you become incapacitated, determine which beneficiaries receive certain property, and set instructions for distribution and management.

A trust is a fiduciary arrangement that appoints a third party to hold and manage assets on behalf of a selected beneficiary. There are various types of trusts that can be utilized depending on your specific needs and circumstances, such as special needs trusts, charitable trusts and living trusts.

Todd can assist with a variety of concerns surrounding wills and trusts, including:

  • Creation
  • Litigation
  • Testate probate
  • Intestate probate
  • Undue influence
  • Testamentary incapacity
  • Fraud
  • Improper execution of the will

In Alabama, having a sound will in place is vital to protecting your wishes and your family’s future. If you pass away without a will, a probate judge will apply Alabama’s default law to determine who receives certain assets. These decisions are based on state law and do not take your wishes into consideration. Establishing these decisions in a will and through a comprehensive estate plan can help streamline the probate process while ensuring that the probate court honors your wishes.

Don’t Wait To Take Steps To Protect Your Future

Wills and trusts can quickly become complicated, especially with large estates that involve complex assets. Regardless of your current situation, Todd can guide you through the process of creating a will or trust that suits your needs and helps you meet your goals. To schedule a consultation at his Birmingham office, call him at 205-623-4774, or complete his online contact form to get in touch.