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
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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
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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
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Rest In Peace Ms. Franklin

Aretha Franklin had a homegoing fit for a queen. 100 pink Cadillacs lined the road in front of the church. In the week leading up to the funeral she wore multiple outfits, leading Former President Bill Clinton to joke during the funeral that he was happy that her casket was still open when he arrived […]

  • Posted on: Oct 18 2018
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What Can an Elder Law Attorney Do for Me?

Elder law attorneys specialize in the legal representation of the elderly and their families. Elder law encompasses a wide range of legal issues affecting older adults, including long-term care planning, health care, retirement, guardianship, Medicare, and Medicaid. In addition, elder law attorneys often assist their clients with financial matters and day-to-day issues that affect the […]

  • Posted on: Oct 14 2018
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Talking About Money And Other Taboo Topics

Grandma always said that well mannered people don’t talk about money. According to her, doing so is tacky and in poor taste, but it is something we do every day. And it is something we wish more people would do, both with their family members and with an experienced estate planning attorney. Everyone Needs An […]

  • Posted on: Sep 17 2018
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Keep Your Estate Plan In A Safe Place, Not A Literal Safe

One of the last things we discuss with all of our estate planning clients before they head out the door is the importance of keeping the various documents that make up their estate plan in a safe place. Many respond by telling us they plan to keep everything in an actual safe. While this may […]

  • Posted on: Sep 7 2018
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Using Trusts To Preserve Access To Public Benefits

The idea of leaving behind a little something for our loved ones to remember us by is one of the things that makes the thinking-about-one’s-death part of estate planning tolerable. We all hope that the money or other assets we pass on will help our loved ones lead a better life. However, there are some […]

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2018
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When A Hero Grows Old

In June, Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, filed a lawsuit against his son Andy, his daughter Jan, and his longtime manager Christina Korp. He alleges they have taken control of his credit cards, used his money for their own gain, undermined his romantic relationships, and slandered him by telling others that he […]

  • Posted on: Aug 3 2018
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Choosing an Elder Law Attorney in Mississippi

Choosing an elder law attorney is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Therefore, when searching for an elder law attorney in Mississippi, it’s important to consider a number of factors before making a final decision. Below are some things to consider when choosing an elder law attorney in Mississippi. 1) Ask for referrals – […]

  • Posted on: Jul 30 2018
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