I enjoy waching sports, playing golf, spending time on the lake and at the beach with my family and reading. I love helping people put estate plans in place because they get such a sense of relief when they get that piece of mind.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Medicaid & Medicare, Estate Planning, DUI & DWI
Review: “I have used Attorney Shaw for starting up 2 small businesses and selling one business. When starting a new business it can be overwhelming up front. He took care of the legal aspects so we could concentrate on the rest....
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Family, Real Estate, Business
I have practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama for fifteen years. I focus on estate planning and administration as well as trust and estate litigation. I also handle real estate litigation matters, especially those related to trusts and estates. I...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Trusts
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Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.