If there are documents that require a Notary, you may have to come to our office for that one task, but you can bring your own pen if you like to minimize the spread of germs.
Bottom line: don’t put off updating your documents or putting your affairs in order because of concern over this virus threat.
Birmingham Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm
The Alabama Elder Care Law Firm, formally known as Nolan Elder Law and Estate Planning, is a niche practice. While some law firms attempt to meet every conceivable legal need, we have chosen a different approach. Our focus is narrow but deep. We work with seniors every day. We work with families needing estate planning every day. We work with families who have lost loved ones and now they face probate. We work with families who have members with special needs. We work with veterans. We work with Medicaid applicants. We make house-calls on individuals who are shut-ins. That is what we do.
If you have other legal needs, we have many friends who work in divorce, bankruptcy, criminal defense, medical malpractice, nursing-home abuse and personal injury. We can make referrals on your behalf. We have found that the best way to choose an attorney is not by the number of billboards he might purchase. Contact us if you have legal needs in other areas of the law. We are happy to make the referral for you.
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All forms were made promptly. Advice was sound for the elderly.
Great staff and excellent advice from Mr. Nolan. Will use again.
I can’t thank Bill Nolan And Jennifer Taylor enough from The Nolan Elder Law Office. They are so knowledgeable and helped my parents and I navigate not only estate planning but veteran administration questions and checklists, power of attorney, wills, advanced directives, etc.
Being able to sit down and go through all their concerns and questions and have a person put together a plan was a God’s send. They are always available for questions. We really think of them as family because they treat us that way. Their patience and understanding is a comfort. Thanks guys. We could not do this without you.
Excellent legal work, responsiveness to questions and follow-through. I highly recommend this firm.
Very helpful, knowledgeable and up to date in all the estate planning laws. Really helped in preparation of our estate plans. Answered all our question
Mr. Nolan was quick with a response to my inquiry. Although he was unable to help due to the location, he still provided me with some other ideas that might help me in my situation. He also provided me with a recommendation for a elder law attorney who is closer. I can only hope this attorney is as easy and professional to deal with as Mr. Nolan has been. Thank you Mr. Nolan and staff!
In the past year I have had the pleasure of working with Bill Nolan and Jennifer Taylor regarding my parents estate. We revised their wills and did some minor changes in their estate. The experience was great!! Both Bill and Jennifer were incredibly nice and explained everything in terms that we could understand. Everything was done in a very good timely manner. They were always available for questions or concerns. Great experience at Nolan Elder Law and Estate Planning, LLC.
Knowledgeable, experienced, and easy to work with. The staff is incredibly helpful. Bill Nolan is helping me sort through things that I’ve not had access to which will protect my family’s future.
Bill and his staff did an outstanding job discussing and explaining everything to us throughout the process of updating our estate planning documents. I would highly recommend The Alabama Elder Care Law Firm to anyone needing assistance with estate planning.
I can’t recommend this practice highly enough. My mother passed away suddenly with little to no estate planning in place. As I live in another state, Jennifer at Nolan helped me navigate an unfamiliar legal process remotely. She answered my questions and concerns promptly and professionally and made a difficult process (especially with the covid limitations tacked on) relatively easier. They are even honest enough to refund me for services I ended up not needing in the long run. It was an absolute pleasure working with them.
Bill Nolan is a seasoned elder law attorney who can help families properly navigate the complex issues which arise when families are attempting to protect their assets and determine the proper ways to take care of loved ones. Bill can help with trusts, Medicaid, Medicare, Home Care and assisted living issues. Bill is also the go-to attorney for your estate planning needs: wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance directives (living wills). I highly recommend Bill if you have any estate planning or elder care legal needs.
First made aware of Nolan Elder Law and Estate Planning via organization of which I was a member when my spouse was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimers.
Facing the prospect of decision-making on major financial and health issues, I contacted Nolan Elder Law for advice.
Supportive, professional, and personable are words I use to describe the Nolan EL&EP staff in addition to being patient and willing to answer interminable questions.
Peace of mind was and is a huge plus for my situation, for which Nolan EL&EP is largely responsible.
I recommend this firm to anyone needing expert advice in elder law, most certainly where a spouse is suffering from declining cognitive abilities.
Easy to deal with, professional and approachable. Bill Nolan took time to hear out our concerns and then suggest several options for best solutions. Very fair pricing and timely turn around.
The staff here has been so amazingly helpful and done an amazing job! They are on top of communication with whatever arrives! All that work there is sooo friendly. Highly suggest them to anyone!
All people helping me were very professional and attentive and answered all of my questions. All work was done in a very timely manner and accurate. Natalie was especially efficient, patient and attentive. It was a pleasure working with them.
From start to finish, a great experience. Our situation seems complicated to me, but is one that this team is familiar with which gave me the peace of mind I wanted regarding our estate.
We worked with Jennifer Taylor to make some updates to my dad’s will. She was very friendly and helpful with suggestions about including a health care directive as well as initiating a quitclaim deed on his home. She turned the work around quickly at a reasonable price that was clearly explained up front. Also, a shout out to Makenzie who did a great job coordinating convenient times for an out-of-state participant and an interpreter for my dad. I highly recommend this office to anyone looking for assistance with estate planning.
I worked with Bill Nolan and Jennifer Taylor during the most difficult time of my life doing the probate on my mother’s estate. They were always available for advice regarding that. They were always very prompt and efficient with their communication and their duties regarding the estate. I am very grateful for the timely help they gave me. This was also during the unprecedented times of lockdown and the pandemic, and while everything was uncertain and confusing, my dealings with them were always very smooth. I am very grateful for their help during this time and highly recommend them.
When we had to move Dad from Hospital to Nursing Home with an expectation of long term Medicaid needs, I needed good advice fast. Somehow I came across Bill’s first blog, where he said he saw himself as an elder advocate. Sounded like a nice guy, so I moved on to his main website and left a contact request over the weekend. When he returned my inquiry early on Monday morning he didn’t disappoint. So kind and helpful! Our situation was so simple it could really be handled by downloaded documents without an attorney. He offered an overview of the Medicaid process with really helpful insights that were not among the info I had unearthed in hours and hours of search and reading. I feel I can handle the Medicare and Medicaid application process with more confidence now. I am so grateful for his willingness to take 20 minutes to answer my questions. His answers really changed everything.
We have had a great experience working with Makenzie Cranford and Bill Nolan! We feel much more confident and secure in our options for care for our older family member.
Despite having no prior experience with either Mr. Nolan or Ms. Taylor, we selected them to assist us with the development of an estate plan. We were not disappointed. Mr. Nolan was not only quite knowledgeable in his area of expertise, but unlike some other attorneys, extremely cordial and genuinely interested in helping us to resolve a number of issues. Ms. Taylor was very responsive to our telephone inquiries and seem to never tire of answering our endless questions. Mr. Nolan and Ms. Taylor make a good team. We are fortunate to have them in the Birmingham area and we can highly recommend them without reservation or qualification.
Everyone at the Alabama Elder Care Law Firm is extremely helpful and sensitive to your needs. Highly recommended!
I want to express my sincere thanks to Jennifer Taylor at William G Nolan’s office. Both were extremely caring and helpful in my probate process. Helping with family members share and dealing with all phases of this process. I would recommend them to anyone.
We had a great experience! They were very professional.
Bill Nolan guided me through my mother’s passing and estate planning. He has been incredibly patient, nonjudgmental and pleasant to work with. It was so nice to work with someone like Bill who has helped me as I live overseas, always sensitive to time difference, etc. Thanks for all!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Bill and Jennifer both in regard to my late mother’s estate, and her care before she passed. Their knowledge and advise made the difficult task of caring for my mother much easier due to her dementia. I would recommend to anyone needing legal advice when caring for older relative that has dementia and/or Alzheimer’s. Besides legal advice, they were able to recommend other resources that made that easier to make my mother got the care she needed.
We met with Jennifer to discuss our estate planning needs and she is very well versed in this area of the law, provides sound legal advice and explains it in a manner that is easy to understand. She has excellent interpersonal skills and the entire process was extremely smooth and we are pleased with the end product and would highly recommend this firm for your estate planning needs
Great firm to work with. They were patient and providing great insight and knowledge on a topic we know very little about. They answered all questions and encouraged more questions to improve our understanding during this process. I would definitely recommend them to all my friends and family. The level of detail is unmatched!
This is the place to go for help in constructing your estate plan. Personal attention and follow-up were excellent. Very user friendly and answered all our questions. They become like a member of your family.