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Court Case Illustrates the Danger of Using an Online Power of Attorney Form Auto Draft

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Many Mississippians are wondering if online forms for a Will or Power of Attorney will suffice. A recent court case involving a power of attorney demonstrates the problem with using online estate planning forms instead of hiring an attorney who can make sure your documents are tailored to your needs.   Mercedes Goosley owned a […]

What Kind of Goals Can I Achieve with an Estate Plan?

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Most people are under the impression that estate planning is all about distributing your assets after you pass away or believe that it’s only for extremely wealthy families. However, all individuals and families can benefit from creating an estate plan. By ensuring that you have a comprehensive estate plan aligned with your needs, you are […]

What Is a Durable Power of Attorney for Finances?

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A durable power of attorney maintains control of the property, legal and financial matters that are spelled out in the agreement even after the principal or the creator of that document becomes mentally incapacitated. A durable power of attorney enables someone to pay medical bills on behalf of the principal but decisions related to the […]

What Role Does Your 401(k) Play in Your Retirement and Your Estate Planning?

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Younger Adults Now More Likely to Have a Will, According to Survey

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Mississippians, young and old are now more likely to have a Will. A new survey has found that motivated in part by the coronavirus pandemic, younger adults are now more likely to have a will than middle-aged adults. Nevertheless, the overall percentage of Americans with a will has dropped over the past several years.   […]

Could Potential Beneficiaries Appeal a Will Contest or Trust Litigation Decision?

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Overturning a trial court’s decision on a will or trust matter is not simple. This is largely due to the fact that in probate court judges are given wide discretions for their decisions. It can be frustrating for a beneficiary who assumed they were in the right to realize that they were not successful in […]

For What Reasons Should I Revoke My Trust?

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A revocable living trust enables the creator to make changes to that trust at any point in time prior to their death. This includes revoking the trust entirely, meaning that it becomes obsolete. There are any different number of reasons why a person may wish to revoke a trust but the most common reasons for […]

How You Can End Up in Medicare’s Doughnut Hole, and How You Get Out

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Many Mississippians ask if Medicare prescription drug (Part D) plans can have a coverage gap. The answer is “Yes”, it is called the “doughnut hole”–which limits how much Medicare will pay for your drugs until you pay a certain amount out of pocket. Although the gap has gotten much smaller since Medicare Part D was […]

What Documents Should Be Kept in a Place Easy for My Loved Ones to Find?

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Planning ahead is a critical aspect of your comprehensive estate planning and it doesn’t stop just at the creation and signing of your documents. While creating and signing these documents is certainly a key component of ensuring that your wishes are respected and that you have answered many of the most important questions around the […]

How to Tell if a Will Was Revoked or Replaced

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While you’ll create your will while you’re still alive, it will be one of your loved ones sorting through your paperwork to find it once you pass away. If you have multiple documents or it’s not easy for them to find, it’s easy to make mistakes about what the will includes or if it’s the […]

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