​Wills and Estates

Wills FAQ

  • What is a will?

  • Who may make a will?

  • How do I make a will?

  • May I dispose of my property in any way I desire by making a will?

  • How do I know if I need to write a will?

  • When do I need to write a will?

  • Is a will expensive?

  • May a will be changed once it is written?

  • How long is my will "good"?

  • What should I do with my will once it is written?

Probate of Wills

  • What does probate of a will mean?

  • Who should probate a will?

  • Where should a will be probated?

  • When must a will be filed for probate?

  • Do I have to have a lawyer?

  • Do I need to probate the will?

Note: This information, which is based on Alabama Law, is to inform and not to advise. No person should ever apply or interpret any law without the aid of a lawyer who analyzes the facts, because the facts may change to the application of the law.​

1993 Prepared by the Alabama Law Institute for the Alabama Probate Judges' Association