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Jack T. Carney

Jack T. Carney

Carney Dye, LLC
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Alabama
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Biography

The focus of my law practice is helping people develop a thoughtful estate plan to better protect their loved ones in the event of death or disability. I want to use my knowledge and experience to help families avoid problems and disputes during normal life transitions. I also handle a variety of probate and trust matters, including estate administrations, guardianships and conservatorships.

General business planning is usually a part of estate planning for business owners. I often help clients get their business house in order during the estate planning process, ensuring that the proper documents are in place to ensure a smooth operation and eventual succession.

I have a particular passion for special needs planning, which is estate planning for the benefit of someone who is developmentally disabled or who may be receiving needs-based government assistance. Special needs planning can greatly enhance such an individual’s life. It is also necessary to be even more deliberate and thoughtful in a special needs plan, as we are providing for someone who will likely never be able to care for themselves.

Practice Areas
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Area
  • Special Needs Planning
Video Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We are willing to provide a no-obligation consultation for estate planning services. We are unable to provide a fee quote until after we learn about a client's situation. If the client decides to engage us, the initial meeting is included in the total cost.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
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Education
Tulane University School of Law
J.D
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Awards
Pro Bono Service Certificate of Appreciation
Alabama Access to Justice Commission
In recognition of providing 50 or more hours of pro bono service to low income residents in Alabama
L. Burton Barnes, III Award for Public Service
Birmingham Bar Association
Professional Associations
Birmingham Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Member of the Small Firm/Solo Section
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Certifications
Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)
National Elder Law Foundation
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
119 Questions Answered
Q. When my mom an dad died he had 3 wills all hand written none by a attorney none noterized one in 2017 one in 2019 an one
A: I am sorry about your family's loss. I am happy to hear that your father at least attempted to write a Will. Most people do not make that effort and it can lead to problems after death. In order to be a valid Will in Alabama the document must be signed, dated and witnessed by two individuals. It is ok that it is handwritten, so long as it also contains the signatures of the witnesses. The good news is that the probate process is meant to help determine what document constitutes the decedent's Last Will and Testament. You may actually be able to file all three documents and ask a probate judge to decide which (if any) will be the Will for purposes of the estate administration. If your father did not have a valid Will, he will be treated as dying "intestate" and his assets will pass according to those rules. Good luck. This answer is meant to provide general information and should not be considered legal advice for your particular situation. Further, this communication does not create an attorney client relationship.
Q. My husbands will was notorized but not witnessed. Is it still legal? We live in Alabama
A: If your husband was a resident of Alabama at the time he signed the Will, then to be valid it must be witnessed by two people. The notary could certainly serve as one of those witnesses, but more than one witness is required.
Q. How do you name two agents on a Durable Power of Attorney?
A: The grantor of the power can appoint one or more agents to serve by naming them in the document. It is important to note whether the power is "joint" (meaning all agents must agree) or "joint and several" (meaning any agent can act without consent of the other). In practice I do not believe joint and several works, as most institutions will require both agents to consent to an action whether there is joint and several language or not. There are valid reasons to name more than one agent, but in most cases it is more efficient to name one.
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300 Office Park Drive
Suite 160
Birmingham, AL 35243
Telephone: (205) 802-0696
Fax: (205) 969-8182
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