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What Happens When Real Estate in an Estate or Trust has a Mortgage?

In estate or trust administration, the deceased’s residence is often the largest asset of the estate. A mortgage on the residence or other property of the estate can be a source of frustration or stress for the heirs or spouse of the deceased borrower. I put together the following blog post to provide helpful information (and to clear up misinformation) about inheriting estate property that is subject to a mortgage.

How to Schedule an Appointment for COVID-19 Vaccine in Alabama

Here’s some great news that the COVID-19 vaccine is coming available to Alabamians who are most vulnerable to the virus. If you are 75 years or older (or a caregiver for someone 75 years or older), please read the following to find out how to schedule an appointment for vaccination from the Alabama Department of Public Health:

What is the Compensation for Serving as an Executor or Administrator of an Estate in Alabama?

In Alabama, by statute, the maximum compensation for an executor or administrator (personal representative) of an estate in ordinary cases is two and a half percent of the value of the estate property received by the executor or administrator and two and a half percent of the value of the disbursements from the estate. Within this maximum amount, the executor or administrator is entitled to reasonable compensation for services based on a consideration of fairness

What is an Ancillary Estate in Alabama?

An ancillary estate is an estate in Alabama that is started after the commencement of a primary estate administration in another state. For example, if a resident of another state dies in their state of residence while owning real estate in Alabama, their executor may file an estate case in the deceased person’s state of residence and then file a separate ancillary estate in the county where that person owns real estate in Alabama.