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Adoptions

Adoption is the legal procedure through which a minor is recognized by law as being the son or daughter of the adopting adult(s) and as having all of the rights and duties of such relationship including the right of inheritance. The adoptee takes the name designated by the petitioner.  more....

Conservators and Guardians

A conservator is a person who is appointed by the court to manage the property of a minor or incapacitated person. The difference between a conservator and a guardian is - the guardian looks after the person and their welfare while a conservator looks after their estate.  more....

Estates and Wills

Will is a document which provides the manner in which a person's property will be distributed when he dies. A person who dies after writing a will is said to have died testate. If someone dies without writing a will, they have died intestate. In Alabama, the maker of a Will must be at Least 18 years old of sound mind; and free from improper influences by other people.  more....

Involuntary Commitments

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.  more....

 

 

   
 
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