Legal Assistance for Foreign Nationals from Latin America Inheriting in Alabama

Legal Assistance for Foreign Nationals from Latin America Inheriting in Alabama

 

To begin with, the process of inheriting for foreign nationals from Latin America may turn out to be very complex. In fact, there is an overlapping of jurisdictions as regards the country of origin of the decedent as well as the venue where probate is filed. In addition, it is important to take into account the location of the involved assets. For instance, real estate property, bank accounts, any type of vehicle, trusts, movable property, etc.

As a matter of fact, our law firm has more than 20 years of experience in the field of inheritances and successions. In addition, we provide legal assistance for foreign nationals from the following countries in Latin America: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.








Unlike other law firms, we are able to provide a comprehensive approach toward inheritances and successions. We are well aware that this legal process, in particular, is quite overwhelming to all the involved parties. Mainly because it entails an emotional turmoil due to the loss of a loved one. On the other hand, clients often complain that legal documents are very confusing. The truth is that the law itself has its own language and rules. And as such, all the parties have to adapt to this special situation. Consequently, the only way to succeed is to be well prepared with the best legal assistance you can obtain.

Legal Assistance for Foreign Nationals from Latin America Inheriting in Alabama

Legal Assistance for Foreign Nationals from Latin America Inheriting in Alabama

Similarly, we provide legal assistance for foreign nationals that covers every single aspect involved in the process of inheriting. For example, accounting aspects such as taxation, gift tax, estate administration, and trust tax returns. In addition, financial aspects such as estate planning, financial audits, investment vehicles, etc.

Legal Assistance for Foreign Nationals from Latin America Inheriting in Alabama

Our law firm relies on our extensive network of certified lawyers that provides legal assistance for foreign nationals from Latin America in every state in the USA: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Nevertheless, it is important to take into account that every state has its own regulation regarding inheritances and successions. Below we include some of the most specific laws and codes in force in the State of Alabama regarding probate processes.

Legal Assistance for Foreign Nationals from Latin America Inheriting in Alabama

Section 12-13-1

Jurisdiction generally; validity and presumptions to be accorded to judgments, orders, etc., of probate courts.

(a) The probate court shall have original and general jurisdiction as to all matters mentioned in this section and shall have original and general jurisdiction as to all other matters which may be conferred upon them by statute, unless the statute so conferring jurisdiction expressly makes the jurisdiction special or limited.

(b) The probate court shall have original and general jurisdiction over the following matters:

(1) The probate of wills.

(2) The granting of letters testamentary and of administration and the repeal or revocation of the same.

(3) All controversies in relation to the right of executorship or of administration.

(4) The settlement of accounts of executors and administrators.

(5) The sale and disposition of the real and personal property belonging to and the distribution of intestate’s estates.

(6) The appointment and removal of guardians for minors and persons of unsound mind.

(7) All controversies as to the right of guardianship and the settlement of guardians’ accounts.

(8) The allotment of dower in land in the cases provided by law.

(9) The partition of lands within their counties.

(10) The change of the name of any person residing in their county, upon his filing a declaration in writing, signed by him, stating the name by which he is known and the name to which he wishes it to be changed.

(11) Such other cases as jurisdiction is or may be given to such courts by law in all cases to be exercised in the manner prescribed by law.

(c) All orders, judgments and decrees of probate courts shall be accorded the same validity and presumptions which are accorded to judgments and orders of other courts of general jurisdiction.

(Code 1852, §670; Code 1867, §790; Code 1876, §693; Code 1886, §787; Code 1896, §3363; Code 1907, §5419; Code 1923, §9579; Code 1940, T. 13, §278.)

 

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