- How do I know if I need to write a will?
- Where can I find the office to buy my car tag?
- What is the difference between an adoption by a
stepparent and /or a close relative and other adoptions?
- What does it mean to probate a will?
- What is an involuntary commitment?
- What type records would I find in the probate
amount of property which you own constitutes your estate. Generally,
the size of your estate and your family circumstances determine
whether you need a Will. An estate does not have to be any
particular size to justify a Will. If you have young children, or
property which you would like to assure will be given to certain
people, then you should consider writing a Will.]
[Since 1986, the duties of vehicle registration, title transfers, boat
registration, business licenses and Alabama drivers license renewal moved from
the Office of Probate Judge to the Office of License Commissioner. The office is
located on the ground floor of the Clinton Street Courthouse Annex and may be
reached at 256-233-6430.]
[There is usually a lot less formality and requirements when the adoptee is
being adopted by a stepparent or close family member. Unlike all other
adoptions, usually no preplacement or postplacement investigation nor accounting
of the cost relating to the adoption are required.
Nevertheless, in order to be exempt from these
requirements, the adoptee must have lived with the petitioner for at least one
[Probate of a Will is the administration of an
estate to insure that all of the property is disposed of properly.
It is the Probate Judge's responsibility to make sure that all of
the laws in Alabama regarding the distribution of estates are
[An involuntary commitment is a procedure whereby a person is involuntarily placed
in the custody of the State Department of Mental Health for
treatment. A person cannot be committed due to a drug or alcohol
problem. The law specifically states that such problems do not
constitute a mental illness for purposes of this act.]
[The following records are required by law to be submitted to office of the
- Plats or maps;
- Judgments and liens;
- Deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust, bills of sale, contracts or other
documents purporting to convey any right, title, easement, or interest in any
real estate or personal property;
- Petitions, decrees, or orders of bankruptcy;
- Corporations and other forms of business organizations;
- Lis pendens;
- Marriage license and military discharges;
- Documents and instruments concerning condominiums;
- Mortgages on personal property.]