It is with fond memories and heavy hearts that our Capell & Howard family mourns the loss of John Fontaine Andrews. Born and raised in Montgomery, AL, John successfully practiced as a bond attorney for Capell & Howard for 45 years, building a practice of statewide recognition. John’s fellow attorneys and friends describe him as […]
Haste makes waste. Or, in the case of estate planning, it can lead to other problems and, possibly, financial loss. Notably, if you don’t take enough time to choose the best executor for your estate, this “wrong call” can cost your family. Many responsibilities You may think that there’s not much to the job, but […]
Rick Hill, an attorney with Capell & Howard, recently attended the State Capital Group’s conference in San Francisco with programming focused on the important undercurrents shaping the 2020s. Founded in 1989, SCG Legal has grown into a global network of more than 12,000 attorneys practicing in independent law firms located in 60 countries around the […]
As many states continue to struggle with the current surge in COVID-19 cases, the “new normal” demands continued social distancing in many areas of life. What does this mean for estate planning? Clearly, estate planning is as important today — or arguably more important — than ever. But how do you plan your estate and […]
At the request of Tuskegee University, Lister Hubbard spoke to a professional practice class at Tuskegee University on September 9, 2021. He addressed legal issues that affect the architectural profession. Over the past decade, Lister has been a frequent guest lecturer for this and other classes at Tuskegee University.
Capell & Howard, P.C. is pleased to announce that 23 of our lawyers have been selected recently by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (https://bit.ly/3ojTsPI). The Capell & Howard, P.C. attorneys included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© are as follows: Shapard D. […]
Choosing a guardian for your children in your estate plan can be so overwhelming that it is one of the main reasons why people never complete an estate plan. Here are some practical suggestions for working through this process.
Owning assets jointly with one or more of your children or other heirs is a common estate planning “shortcut.” But like many shortcuts, it may produce unintended — and costly — consequences. Joint ownership advantages There are two potential advantages to joint ownership: convenience and probate avoidance. If you own property or a financial account […]
Although much of estate planning deals with what happens after you die, it’s equally important to have a power of attorney during life for making financial or medical decisions if you became unable to make them for yourself.
By: Christopher W. Weller, Esq. On May 13, 2021, the CDC issued new guidance regarding the continued use of masks and social distancing indoors and outdoors for employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This new guidance does not trump state or local rules, guidance, or orders. Therefore, before you change any policies, be sure you […]