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Experienced Alabama Trusts and Estates Attorneys

With 34 years of experience, John F. Porter, III possesses indepth knowledge about all aspects of Trusts and Estate issues, including:

  • Estate planning
  • Estate tax issues
  • Executorship duties
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Living Trusts
  • Probate
  • Probate and Will disputes
  • Will drafting and execution

Wills, Trusts and EstatesEstate planning
John F. Porter, III can advise you on the best approach to your
estate planning. He will thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the
best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing
guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic
causes, and protecting your loved ones. He can draft a will that
reflects your desires and establish living trusts, if beneficial to your

Mr. Porter applies his extensive knowledge about the Alabama probate
court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. He
will assist executors in all steps of the process, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the Alabama probate court
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Valuating the estate
  • Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Probate disputes
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we successfully represent your interests. Mr. Porter has the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. As a skilled mediator and litigator, he can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or diligently pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Contact the meticulous estate planning lawyers at John F. Porter, III, P.C.
Call John F. Porter, III, P.C. at 256-574-5156 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

John F. Porter, III, P.C. has offices conveniently located in the historic Rossen Building on the Jackson County
Courthouse Square in Scottsboro, Alabama.We serve local clients in the northeastern corner of Alabama,
including Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Guntersville and Huntsville, as well as in Jackson, Madison, DeKalb and Marshall
counties. We are also licensed in Tennessee and serve Chattanooga, and Winchester, as well as Warren,
Hamilton and Marion counties.