We specialize in estate and trust litigation, estate planing, probate and estate administration, elder abuse protection, and other matters connected with estate planning and elder law. Lindsey Eastwood Law excels at finding creative solutions to minimize interruptions to a client’s life as we handle your estate and elder law work. Our goal is helping clients continue living their lives while we seamlessly handle their legal needs. We take your legal problems personally.
What We Do
We work primarily with clients and their families to develop estate plans that meet our clients' objectives. Every client is different, and therefore every estate plan is different. We do not believe in using boilerplate legal forms, and we take pride in the legal documents we draft for our clients. We have seen firsthand the problems with legal documents produced in haste by a person with an online legal form. The problems the non-lawyer seeks to avoid are almost always not avoided when a lawyer is not consulted and an online legal form is used. The 2018 estate planning rules raising the estate tax exemption to $11.18 million dollars has changed implications for many high net-worth asset persons, but many basic estate considerations remain extremely relevant. Whether you are 30 years old with a young family or 80 years old, if you have capacity to execute legal documents, an estate plan including a will, financial power of attorney, healthcare directive, and living will are absolute must-haves for every person.
Basic Estate Planning Package: $600-$1,000
Will, Financial/Property Power of Attorney, and Health Care Directive
Advanced Estate Planning Package: $2,500-$3,500
Trust, Pour-Over Will, Financial/Property Power of Attorney, and Health Care Directive
Complex Estate Planning Package: Starting at $3,500
Complex Trust Instruments and Accompanying Will, Power of Attorney, and Health Care Directive
Estate and Trust Administration
When a person dies (for probate or estate administration) or when certain conditions are met (for trust administration, coming of age, a death of a last lineal heir, or other condition), a personal representative, estate administrator, or trustee will often need to go through the probate court to close out an estate or to ensure a trust is properly terminated and funded. Our firm understands the difficult time you and your family may be experiencing with the loss of a loved one. Also, after such a loss, family dynamics may sometimes shift and cause once calm relationships to quickly shift into hostile relationships filled with distrusts. Our firm works with you to ensure that your loved one's estate or trust is correctly and efficiently probated from start to finish.
Cost of Probate, Estate, or Trust Administration: $2,500-$3,000 retainer
Estate and Trust Litigation
Litigation is a passion at our firm. We are never more at home than when we are in a courtroom. However, we understand that not every estate and probate case requires litigation. We work hard to resolve matters through peaceable meals before initiating legal proceedings in probate court or circuit court to handle an estate matter. We excel at trial work (both jury and non-jury trials), and we have recovered thousands of dollars for our clients to prove it. The firm has experience representing a broad cross section of individuals and companies and knows probate and civil procedure equally well. We are licensed to practice in state, federal, and appellate courts statewide.
Cost of Estate or Trust Litigation: Assessed on Case-Specific Basis
Probate & Elder Law
Estate and Trust Litigation
Powers of Attorney
Living Wills and
Special Needs Trusts
Contact Lindsey M. Eastwood
2001 Park Place, Suite 875
Birmingham, AL 35203