We specialize in estate and trust litigation, estate planning, probate and estate administration, elder abuse protection, and other matters connected with estate planning and elder law. Eastwood Estate and Probate 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 2022 estate planning rules raising the estate tax exemption to $12.06 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: $750-$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
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 Wills and Estate Administration
Estate and Trust Litigation
Powers of Attorney
Health Care Directives
Special Needs Trusts
Contact Lindsey M. Eastwood
2001 Park Place, Suite 875
Birmingham, AL 35203