Downtown Office of Harwell Law Firm LLC

Downtown Birmingham Office

Birmingham Probate Lawyer

Harwell Law Firm LLC has been representing clients in Birmingham, Shelby County and through Alabama on Probate Law matters for over 18 years.  This includes the drafting of wills and trusts, proving legal counsel for the administration of estates, drafting powers of attorney and petitioning the Probate Court for a client to be appointed as a Guardian or Conservator for persons deemed incompetent. If you have an Alabama Probate Law question, call us today at (205) 980-1445 or online.

Hoover Office Building

Hoover Office Building

Four Office Locations in Metro Birmingham area

Unlike most Probate Law firms that market on the internet that they are a Birmingham Probate Attorney, a Hoover Probate Lawyer or a Shelby County Probate Attorney for internet search engine purposes, Harwell Law Firm LLC actually has four office locations in the Birmingham metro area with two offices located in Shelby County and two offices located in Jefferson County. We have an office in downtown Birmingham at The Wells Fargo Tower, an office off of Highway 280 near Chelsea, a Hoover office near the Riverchase Galleria and a Homewood office at Southbridge.

Homewood Office at Southbridge located behind Embassy Suites

Homewood Office at Southbridge

Probate Law Areas of Practice

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Probating Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Involuntary Commitments
  • Will contests
  • Adoptions 
  • Deeds
  • Health Care Directives

Experienced Birmingham Probate Attorney

The probate process usually follows a painful emotional loss after the death of a loved one. An experienced Probate can help alleviate the stress of probating your loved one’s estate and provide legal advice to both executors and beneficiaries as the proceed through what can be a complex process.

The process of probate

Most executors have never probated a will and know very little about the process. We can guide you through the complex probate process, including:

  • Filing the will with the appropriate County probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate
  • Valuing and managing the estate
Huntsville attorney Kenneth D. Hampton has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate, including the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating assets of an estate. When appropriate, our firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.Probate disputes and will contests
Even for seemingly straightforward estates, disputes between beneficiaries sometimes arise. Our professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interest of our clients to preserve cordial familial relationships, Kenneth D. Hampton is adept at mediating disputes. That said, we assertively defend our client’s beneficiary rights within the Alabama probate court whenever necessary.Contact a thorough probate attorney, Kenneth D. Hampton
For legal services in Huntsville and throughout Alabama, call 256.859.8900 or contact Kenneth D. Hampton online to schedule a free initial consultation.