Alabama

An estate planning attorney in the state of Alabama is a type of lawyer who understands how to advise clients on getting their affairs in order to prepare for the possibility of mental disability and eventual death. They have years of mentoring, continuing legal education, and experience.

Estate Planning Attorneys in The State of Alabama

Why Do You Need an Alabama Estate Planning Attorney?

Several legal issues must be considered when a person is or may become incapacitated:

  • Options for paying for long-term care
  • Arranging for payment of long-term health care: private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California), Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Management of financial affairs during lifetime, ability to pay bills for another
  • Preserving family assets—ensuring spouse or disabled family members are protected 
  • Wills, revocable living trusts, joint tenancy accounts, payable on death accounts, transfers with a retained life estate
  • Management of personal care and medical decisions
  • Housing options—staying at home, can it be done physically and financially. Out-of-home placement choices, e.g. assisted living or nursing home
  • Distribution of assets upon death

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The etymology of the word or name, Alabama, has evoked much discussion among philological researchers. It was the name of a noted southern Indian tribe whose habitat when first known to Europeans was in what is now central Alabama. One of the major waterways in the state was named for this group and from this river, in turn, the name of the state was derived. The tribal name of Alabama was spelled in various ways by the early Spanish, French, and British chroniclers: Alabama, Albama, Alebamon, Alibama, Alibamou, Alibamon, Alabamu, and Allibamou. The appellation first occurs in three of the accounts of the Hernando de Soto expedition of 1540: written Alibamo by Garcillasso de la Vega, Alibamu by the Knight of Elvas, and Limamu by Rodrigo Ranjel (in the last form, the initial vowel is dropped and the first m is used for b, the interchange of these two consonants being common in Indian languages). The name as recorded by these chroniclers was the name of a subdivision of the Chickasaws, not the historic Alabamas of later times.

Estate Planning Attorneys in Alabama

Alabama Estate planning lawyers help people write instructions for the future handling of their property, finances, healthcare, and the future support and care of their loved ones. Use our USA Estate Planning Attorneys near me directory to hire a local estate planning lawyer near you to establish a guardianship, draft documents like wills, trusts, and durable power of attorney for healthcare.

The popular belief that Alabama signifies “Here We Rest” stems from an etymology given wide currency in the 1850s through the writings of Alexander Beauford Meek. However, the first known use of this derivation appeared earlier in an unsigned article in a July 27, 1842, issue of the Jacksonville Republican. Experts in the Muskogee dialect have been unable to find any word or phrase similar to Alabama with the meaning “Here We Rest.”

According to some investigations, the tribal name Alabama must be sought in the Choctaw tongue, as it is not uncommon for tribes to accept a name given them by a neighboring tribe. Inquiry among the early Indians themselves appears to have yielded no information about the meaning of the word. The Rev. Allen Wright, a Choctaw scholar, translated the name as thicket clearers, compounded of Alba meaning “a thick or mass vegetation,” and amo meaning “to clear, to collect, to gather up.” To learn more about Alabama, click here.

Estate Planning Attorneys in Alabama

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Local Estate Planning Attorneys in Alabama

Alabama Estate Planning Attorneys, LLC
Estate planning attorney · Huntsville
+1 256-886-2372

Stone Crosby, P.C.
Attorney · Foley
+1 251-626-6696

Nolan Elder Law and Estate Planning, LLC
Estate planning attorney · Hoover
+1 205-390-0101

Sara Doty Attorney at Law, LLC
Estate planning attorney · Huntsville
+1 256-519-9970

Douglas C. Martinson II, Lawyer
Estate planning attorney · Huntsville
+1 256-533-1667

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