Smith & Smith

Experienced Cullman, AL Attorneys Serving Clients Since 1957

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Firm Overview

Family law, wills and estates and civil litigation attorneys
Smith & Smith has been serving both individuals and small businesses in Alabama since 1957. Attorneys at the firm have more than 80 years of combined experience and are dedicated to providing skilled, efficient and compassionate representation to clients in the following areas:
-Family law
-Divorce
-Wills, trusts and estates
-Probate
-Guardianships
-Conservatorships
-Civil litigation
-Personal injury litigation
-Insurance defense
-Business litigation
-Criminal defense

Dedicated Alabama attorneys offer personal attention to clients
Smith & Smith is dedicated to providing personalized service to their clients. They work closely with you, listening to you, providing support and legal counsel and thoroughly addressing all your questions and concerns. With their in depth knowledge and legal ability, the attorneys at Smith & Smith are your number one resource for advice and guidance, whatever your legal issue may be. They are dedicated to finding the best solution for you.

Attorney Steven C. Smith is BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for professionalism and ethics. Along with Thomas A. Smith and Sharon H. Barrett, Mr. Smith is dedicated to providing the best possible representation for individuals and small business in Cullman County, Alabama.
Main Office

Main Office
328 First Avenue SE
Cullman  AL  35055

Phone
  • 256-734-4721
Estate Planning

Wills, Trusts and Estates
Experienced Alabama trusts and estates attorneys
With more than 80 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Smith & Smith possess in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trusts and estate issues, including:
-Conservatorship
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Executorship duties
-Guardianship
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Probate
-Probate and will disputes
-Wills drafting and execution

Estate planning
The experienced attorneys at Smith & Smith can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. They 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. They can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.

Probate
Smith & Smith attorneys apply their extensive knowledge about Alabama probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. They 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 probate court in Alabama
-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, Smith & Smith successfully represents your interests. Attorneys at the firm have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. Skillful mediators and litigators, they can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Steven C. Smith

Practice Areas
-Criminal law
-Family law
-Litigation
-Personal injury
-Probate
-Guardianship
-Conservatorship
-Children
-Negligence
-Child custody

Admitted
-Alabama, 1986
-U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Education
-University of Alabama, B.S., 1983
-University of Alabama, J.D., 1986

Recognition
-BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Certifications
-Board Certified Mediator

Associations & memberships
-Cullman County Bar Association, President, 2005-2006
-Alabama State Bar
-Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
-Alabama Trial Lawyers Association

Biographical details
-Assistant District Attorney, Cullman County
-Director, Cullman County Task Force, 1990-1994
-Member, Alabama District Attorney's Association, 1990-1994
-National District Attorney's Association, 1990-1994
Education
  • University of Alabama
    Juris Doctorate
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