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Alabama Estate Administration

Estate administration refers to taking the steps necessary to move through the probate process.  This step begins when an Alabama probate attorney opens an Estate with the Probate Court.  Estate administration involves three general categories: (1) collecting and managing the assets of the estate, (2) paying obligations of the estate, and (3) distributing the remainder to the beneficiaries of the estate.


Unless there is a valid Last Will & Testament that provides otherwise, a Personal Representative has both the right and the responsibility to collect the assets of the Alabama probate estate and take control of the Decedent’s property.  The Personal Representative may, however, give real estate or tangible personal property to persons entitled to the property until the Personal Representative determines that it is needed for estate administration purposes.

Once the Personal Representative has taken all actions necessary for estate administration, the attorney can proceed with closing the Estate. Contact our experienced attorneys today to assist you and your family with administering your loved one's Estate.

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