Guiding Grieving Families Through Probate
After the death of a loved one, you may have the additional challenge of going through the probate process or administering a trust. If you were designated a personal representative or you have a vested interest in the probate of an estate, it is important to understand your options under the law during the administration process.
At Holberg and Holberg, P.C., in Mobile, Alabama, we offer strategic advocacy and support to protect the best interests of our clients in probate. Ralph Gans Holberg III is a former Temporary Probate Judge. Attorney Michael Ralph Holberg was twice past Chairman of the Probate Section of the Mobile County Bar Association and formerly an officer of same. With more than 2,000 probate matters resolved for clients, we have the experience you need for getting through a difficult time with minimal stress.
For more information about wills, trusts and probate, please call our firm at 251-272-3782.
A Process For Distributing Assets
The probate process begins after a person (the “decedent”) has passed away. In general terms, there are two types of estates: estates with a will (testate estates) and estates without a will (intestate estates).
Probate impacts each of these types of estates differently, but for both, this is the process in which the court oversees the winding up of the decedent’s estate. If the decedent had a properly executed will, the court will admit the will and ensure that the decedent’s wishes are followed.
Trusted Advocacy And Guidance For Personal Representatives
If you have been nominated as a personal representative (aka “executor” or “administrator”) of an estate or trust, it is important to know your rights and obligations. Many people do not realize that they could be held personally liable for certain mistakes made during the process.
We take a comprehensive approach to handling these issues, and can walk you through the entire process, including:
- Helping to transfer assets to the proper heirs or other beneficiaries
- Litigating and resolving a multitude of disputes related to estate administration
- Drafting wills and trusts
- Handling or defending lawsuits to set aside deeds
- Negotiating with creditors of the estate and contesting claims
- Paying off tax debts
- Designating guardianships and conservatorships
Contact Lawyers Who Will Be With You From Start To Finish
Our commitment to you is to listen to the details of your case and help you find a way forward that limits disputes and helps you complete the probate process as efficiently as possible.
Home and hospital visits are available by appointment. We are located in downtown Mobile on the 8th floor of the Commerce Building, on North Royal Street. For more information, call our Mobile law firm at 251-272-3782 or contact us by e-mail to schedule an initial consultation.