Probate and Estate Matters

Probate Litigation, Administration and Estate Planning

Wilkins, Bankester, Biles & Wynne, P.A., represents all parties involved in the different aspects of probate litigation and probate administration in the probate courts of Alabama. We also have extensive experience in estate planning and document preparation.

Probate Litigation and Administration

Probate litigation typically involves challenges to the validity, construction of, or administration of a will or trust. Probate litigation can also involve creditor claims, rights of surviving spouses, guardianships, conservatorships and condemnation proceedings. Our firm handles all aspects of probate litigation and other types of fiduciary litigation for clients in Alabama.

The Probate process in Alabama involves the passing of a deceased person's assets to his or her heirs, after the payment of creditors. Typically, this would be accomplished through probating a lawfully executed will or petitioning the court to begin an administration. Our firm has significant experience in representing clients in the following areas of Alabama probate court administration:

  • Probate and estate administration
  • Will contests
  • Bringing and defending against guardianship proceedings
  • Bringing and defending against conservatorship proceedings
  • Adoptions
  • Wills and estates
  • Change of name/birth certificates
  • Mental illness
  • Abuse of power of attorney
  • Probate & trust appeals
  • Condemnation proceedings

Estate Planning

The attorneys of Wilkins, Bankester, Biles & Wynne, P.A., are also experienced in all aspects of estate planning, including drafting wills, living wills, powers of attorney and trusts. Estate planning and trust and estate administration are integral parts of our probate practice. Our attorneys are experienced in developing estate plans designed to meet the client's personal and financial goals, and in advising clients in all facets of trust and estate administration. We are experienced in the following areas of estate planning:

  • Administration of estates
  • Will drafting and execution
  • Trust drafting and administration
  • Will probate and contests
  • Powers of attorney, including health care directives or living wills
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Estate tax planning
  • Formation of family limited partnerships and limited liability companies

The attorneys of Wilkins, Bankester, Biles & Wynne, P.A., are committed to providing professional representation to our clients. Our experience in the field enables us to appreciate the fact that our reputation is solely based on the quality of our work and the commitment we give to our clients. We take our responsibilities and reputation seriously and will strive to provide you with the legal service you deserve and expect. We sincerely look forward to hearing from you and discussing your situation in further detail. Contact us.