Alabama Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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Important health, legal, and end-of-life planning forms and information for people living in the Heart of Dixie.

Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in Alabama.

Advance Directive Form

Download the Advance Directive form for Alabama. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Advance Directive forms.

 

Order Death Certificates

Death Certificate instructions for Alabama. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: HB 138 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: This law authorizes a decedent’s personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications. [See the full Bill here]
Status: Signed by the Governor on May 11, 1017; Effective January 1, 2018

    For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.

     

    Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)

    • Alabama has no legislation

    For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.

     

    Organ Donation Registries

    Alabama organ donation registry official link. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Organ Donation registries.

     

    POLST (Physicians Order for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form

    Alabama doesn’t currently have a POLST program (check the status here). For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.

     

    Probate Laws

    Title 43, Chapter 2: Administration of Estates

    Title 43, Chapter 8: Probate Code

    For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.

     

    Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

    • Alabama has no estate tax or inheritance tax

    For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.

    State-By-State Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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