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What is a Pet Trust?

Many pet owners view their pets as a part of the family, which is why they often worry about how their pets will be cared for after their passing. Given this concern, it is common for pets to factor into the estate planning process in Mississippi. An excellent way to ensure that a pet will […]

  • Posted on: May 16 2019
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What is Medicaid’s Spouse Allowance?

Individuals whose husbands or wives have been admitted to a nursing home often worry that they’ll be left without sufficient income or assets to meet their support needs. Fortunately, as is detailed below, Medicaid law accounts for this situation by providing assets and income allowances to the spouses of nursing home residents. The details Medicaid’s […]

  • Posted on: Apr 25 2019
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Estate Planning Considerations for Seniors with Young Children

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for seniors to raise young children. There are a number of reasons for this. For example, many people today have kids later in life, resulting in situations in which individuals approaching retirement age still have children they must take care of. Also, many seniors raise their grandchildren when their own children […]

  • Posted on: Apr 25 2019
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Do I Need A Gun Trust?

Does your family own guns? In other parts of the country this might be a loaded question, but in our neck of the woods the answer is likely “yes, of course.” Sport shooting and hunting are a way of life in Mississippi, and guns are often treasured possessions that are passed on from one generation […]

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2019
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About the Mississippi Probate Process

Probate is a legal process that occurs after a person dies, and it includes: The determination of a will’s validity The identification of a decedent’s property Taking inventory of a decedent’s property The appraisal of a decedent’s property The payment of a decedent’s remaining debts and taxes The distribution of a decedent’s property Many estates […]

  • Posted on: Mar 4 2019
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Estate Planning For Veterans

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” -George Washington We are fortunate to live in a country that has taken these words from […]

  • Posted on: Feb 15 2019
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What Is A “Living” Will?

Most people have a pretty good idea of what a will is and does, but sometimes the word “living” gets tacked onto it, and that can be confusing. Just what is a living will? And how is it different from a regular will? In Mississippi, a will is used to carry out your wishes after […]

  • Posted on: Feb 8 2019
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What is Elder Law?

Elder law is a legal practice area that serves the needs of Mississippi’s senior population. Given the myriad needs of seniors in Mississippi, elder law covers a wide range of client issues. An experienced elder law attorney can assist you in a number of ways and ensure that your rights and welfare are protected. Typical […]

  • Posted on: Jan 22 2019
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How to Provide for Your Grandchild’s Future in Mississippi

One of the best ways to ensure that your grandchildren are provided for after your passing is through the creation of an estate plan. However, before getting started, there are a number of questions that your Mississippi estate planning attorney will need answered, including: How old are your grandchildren? In Mississippi, a grandchild under the […]

  • Posted on: Jan 19 2019
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Why Did Burt Reynolds Cut His Son Out Of His Will?

Days after the death of Burt Reynolds, the newsstands were flooded with stories claiming the legendary actor had cut his only child, Quinton Anderson Reynolds, out of his will. While true, the breathless headlines were misleading. The Bandit did not leave his son with nothing, he protected his privacy by using a trust to accomplish […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2018
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