Estate Planning In Fayette, Alabama

Find the Right Lawyer Now

In Fayette, Alabama, "estate planning" refers to the process by which a person makes arrangements related to their property after their death. It can (and should) also include personal issues that might come up immediately before and after a person's death.

The drafting of a will, which simply states what you wish to be done with your property after death, is usually one of the most important parts of an estate plan. Of course, it's rarely the only one. There are many other things you might want to include, depending on your objectives.

Besides a will, a quality estate plan will contain a living will, which gives your doctors and relatives directions regarding your healthcare in the event that you become incapacitated, funeral arrangements, and instructions on organ donations.

Most especially, an estate plan should give instructions on the care of your minor children. It should lay out who is to take custody of them, and, if possible, leave them a large sum of money to assist with this care. Of course, you should discuss this matter with the people who you want to take custody of your children, to make sure they can actually take on such responsibility.

What Type of Estate Plan Do I Need in Fayette, Alabama?

The answer to this question varies largely on your goals and priorities, as well as your age, health, and the amount of assets you have.

If you are young and unmarried, estate planning likely doesn't need to be on your radar, unless you are very ill, independently wealthy, or perhaps if you work in a very hazardous job, such as the military.

Individuals who are, for various possible reasons, unwilling or unable to get married, but are in committed, lifelong relationships, are perhaps most in need of a good Fayette, Alabama estate plan. Because couples who aren't married don't automatically get any of the legal rights (such as hospital visitation, inheritance rights, and power of attorney) that come with marriage, they have to secure these rights through other means, such as wills and power of attorney agreements.

If you are elderly, and have a large amount of assets in Fayette, Alabama, estate planning may be more important at this stage of your life than any other. While estate planning deals with some morbid and unpleasant subjects (requiring us to confront the reality of our own mortality), it is crucial if you wish to live your life secure in the knowledge that your loved ones will be provided for to the extent that your assets allow.

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

Do I Need a Fayette, Alabama Estate Planning Attorney?

Because estate planning in Fayette, Alabama is not always simple, the assistance of a reputable attorney will almost certainly be useful, and worth the cost. This is doubly true because of how critical the issues involved can be, and the fact that a relatively minor mistake can sometimes derail an entire estate plan.

Estate Planning Attorneys in the Largest AL Cities

Show Alabama Cities

Estate Planning 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.

Employment and Labor Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Employment and Labor Law Lawyer Tom M.

Tom M.

Los Angeles West, CA

Employment and Labor Law

Rating (12 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 Dino L.

Dino L.

SAN DIEGO, CA

Family Law

Rating (14 users) *****
See Reviews
Family Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Family Law Lawyer Theodore S.

Theodore S.

ADAMS, CO

Family Law

Rating (43 users) *****
See Reviews

Need a Lawyer?

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