Helping Clients In Shelby County And Surrounding Areas With Probate
Attorney Joseph R. Kemp is committed to helping people navigate the complex probate process. If you have been named the personal representative (formerly known as executor) of an estate, he can help you fulfill your duties and see that your loved one’s assets are distributed correctly. He has more than 20 years of experience helping people in Shelby County and the surrounding parts of Alabama with the probate court process.
Is Probate Necessary?
The first step a lawyer must take is to review the will and go over the deceased’s assets. In some cases, probate may not even be necessary. For example, when one spouse passes away, assets may be transferred to the surviving spouse without probate.
Joseph R. Kemp will carefully review all estate documents and determine what estate administration tasks will be necessary. This is a time that you should spend with your family, so he will take on as many of those tasks as possible on your behalf, guiding the estate through the system efficiently and with as little stress as possible for you and your family.
Do you believe that you were left out of the will or that something about the deceased’s estate plan was incorrect? Joseph R. Kemp represents heirs in will contests and other estate disputes. Perhaps the deceased was not of sound mind when the will was created and it should be challenged on the basis of lack of testamentary capacity. Perhaps someone exerted undue influence in order to gain favor in the will.
Whatever the case may be, Joseph R. Kemp will take the appropriate steps to see that your loved one’s assets are distributed in the way that he or she truly would have wanted.