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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Gift Of Tax Free Giving
As we head into the last few months of the year, it is time to start thinking about gift giving. Yes, the holiday season is rapidly approaching, but so is the end of the tax year. If you haven’t done so already, it is time to start thinking about what gifts and charitable donations you […]
- Posted on: Dec 10 2018
Using A Codicil To Update A Will
Have you ever heard of “planned obsolescence?” It is the idea that certain products are purposely designed to be replaced within a short period of time. Sometimes the product breaks and cannot be repaired, while other times the product simply goes out of fashion. Cell phones are a common example. The longer you have a […]
- Posted on: Nov 16 2018
Who Are My Heirs?
Are you more familiar with the British line of succession than Mississippi’s probate laws? If so, you are not alone. The tabloids in the grocery store checkout lanes do not often discuss who inherits what when someone dies without a will, while gossip about the royals are their bread and butter. However, anyone who has […]
- Posted on: Nov 11 2018