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Brenton C. McWilliams

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Estate Planning

Estate planning is the development of a plan to manage your financial and healthcare decisions.

Elder Law

Elder law is the system of laws and rules which affect the lives of older individuals and their families.

Probate and Estate Administration

I help families through the legal process of transferring ownership of property following death.

Baldwin County Alabama Estate Planning Probate and Elder Law

Brenton C. McWilliams

Brenton C. McWilliams is an attorney serving clients in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Foley. Mr. McWilliams also serves clients throughout Baldwin County, Mobile County and the rest of the State of Alabama. Prior to opening his firm in Orange Beach, Mr. McWilliams was a partner in one of Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s oldest law firms concentrating in real estate, estate planning, probate and business needs. Mr. McWilliams has previously served as the city attorney for a local municipality and was appointed as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Alabama. Mr. McWilliams is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of Alabama, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

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How to Choose an Executor for Your Will in Alabama

Choosing an executor is an important step in preparing your Last Will and Testament and is a key piece of your estate plan as a whole. If you’re unsure how to appoint an executor, select an executor or, generally, where to begin, this article is for you. This article will explain the role of the executor, discuss some of the different executor options available and provide some recommendations for selecting an executor.

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Can a Revocable Trust Be Changed?

For most questions about trusts, the express terms of the trust agreement itself prevail. In addressing the question whether a revocable trust can be changed, the first step to determining whether a trust can be changed is a review of the trust agreement to see what, if anything, the trust agreement says about changing the trust agreement. If the trust agreement doesn’t speak to amendment or changes to the trust or, if the trust agreement doesn’t address the specific circumstances present, then the default rules of the Alabama uniform trust code prevail. Trust agreements will commonly provide that on the happening of a certain event, some portions of the trust agreement can be changed and some portions of the trust agreement cannot be changed.

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What information do I need to begin preparing my Estate Plan?

Nothing. Well, not nothing, but certainly less information than most people think they need to begin the process of preparing their will or trust.

For most people, estate planning is easy to procrastinate. A common weapon I see in the estate planning procrastination arsenal is the over-exaggeration of the information needed to prepare an estate plan. With the understanding that it’s easy to procrastinate, one of our goals is to make it easy to get your planning done.

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