Estate Administration in Anniston, Alabama

Find the Right Lawyer Now

Estate administration, in basic terms, is the procedure of maintenance and distribution of a person's assets after they die.

If the person who died made and executed a valid will in Anniston, Alabama, the process of estate administration usually follows the procedures and instructions laid out in the will.

Usually, wills assign an executor who is responsible for overseeing the administration of the estate, and seeing that its provisions are carried out, to the extent possible.

The executor is usually whoever stands to acquire the most money or property if the will is given effect, since that is the person who likely has the most incentive to do their part in seeing that the probate process plays out to completion.

What if The Will Does Not Name an Executor?

If a Anniston, Alabama will does not assign anyone to serve as executor, or there is no will, the court has to choose someone to fill that role.

Usually, this will be the person who has the most to gain from the will, or who would gain the most under Alabama's intestacy scheme (the system that distributes the decedent's property to his or her closest living relatives, if he or she dies without a will).

In cases where the will doesn't name an executor, or the person named is unable to take on that role for whatever reason, any person who has some direct share in the decedent's estate (either because they're named in the will or stand to inherit by intestacy) can petition a Anniston, Alabama court to be assigned executor.

When the executor is chosen, they serve as a sort of incarnation of the decedent's estate - the estate's legal interests become the executor's interests, and the executor is expected to safeguard the estate's interests as they would their own.

Find a Anniston Lawyer that Specializes in Your Area of Need:

Can a Anniston, Alabama Estate Administration Attorney Help?

If you have unexpectedly been appointed to be the executor of a relative's estate, and don't know how to handle this process, you should speak with a reputable Anniston, Alabama wills and trusts attorney.

21 Wills, Trusts and Estates cases posted to LegalMatch lawyers in Anniston

Estate Administration Attorneys in the Largest AL Cities

Show Alabama Cities

Estate Administration Lawyers in Other Alabama Cities and Towns


Find the Right Lawyer Now

Top Rated Lawyers

View attorney profiles and see how other LegalMatch users rate attorneys that may respond to your case.

Family Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Family Law Lawyer Mark Z.

Mark Z.

CONTRA COSTA, CA

Family Law

Rating (11 users) *****
See Reviews
Family Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Family Law Lawyer Alan R.

Alan R.

JOHNSON, KS

Family Law

Rating (26 users) *****
See Reviews
Family Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Family Law Lawyer Theodore S.

Theodore S.

ADAMS, CO

Family Law

Rating (43 users) *****
See Reviews
Business - Litigation Lawyer
LegalMatch Business - Litigation Lawyer David A.

David A.

Los Angeles West, CA

Business - Litigation

Rating (15 users) *****
See Reviews

Need a Lawyer?

No obligation - Lawyers compete for your case. Choose your issue & get started now: