That will depend on your particular circumstances. The primary consideration is how assets are titled. If the deceased had Alabama assets that are in his or her name alone, Alabama probate is likely required.
Alabama probate is not a do-it-yourself project. While there is no legal rule preventing you from representing yourself, it is recommended as Alabama probate proceedings involve complex legal rules and fiduciary duties that if handled improperly can mean troble for you.
We would need more information to answer this question. The costs of Alabama probate can vary depending on how much work will be required.