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Managing Your Inheritance

A Probate Lawyer’s Guide to Managing Your Inheritance Inheriting assets is a mix of honor and responsibility. As a Mississippi probate lawyer, I’ve seen many people unprepared for the implications of managing their inheritance. The inclination to treat an inheritance as “bonus” money is common, but there are many pragmatic ways to use these funds […]

Filing for Divorce in Mississippi

Filing for Divorce in Mississippi? Why Updating Your Estate Plan is Crucial Going through a divorce is an emotionally charged, challenging process. Amid the whirlwind of legal proceedings, contacting an estate planning attorney might not be at the top of your to-do list—but it should be. A divorce, often referred to as dissolution of marriage, […]

Understanding ‘Community Spouse’ in Medicaid Context

Understanding ‘Community Spouse’ in Medicaid Context When navigating the intricacies of Medicaid, particularly when planning for long-term care, you’ll encounter terms that might be unfamiliar yet profoundly influential. One such term is “community spouse.” As your local Clinton, MS. elder law attorney, I’m here to demystify this concept and its implications for Medicaid eligibility and […]

Understanding the ‘Step-Up in Basis’ When Selling Inherited Assets

Understanding the ‘Step-Up in Basis’ When Selling Inherited Assets Inheriting an asset can be a mixed blessing. While it might signify a meaningful bequest from a loved one, it also comes with its own tax implications. One of the most significant tax features to understand when inheriting property is the “step-up in basis”. As a […]

How to Order a Death Certificate After a Loved One’s Passing

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How to Order a Death Certificate After a Loved One’s Passing The loss of a loved one is always a challenging time. Amidst the emotional turmoil, there are several practical tasks that must be undertaken. One of the foremost among these is obtaining the deceased’s death certificate. As your local Clinton, MS. will lawyer, I’m […]

Estate Planning Tips for Families with Large Age Gaps

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When there’s a significant age difference between your children, estate planning can require extra attention to detail. You’re not only considering their immediate needs but also forecasting the challenges each child may face at different life stages. As your Clinton, MS. estate planning lawyer, I’m here to highlight Estate Planning for a Family with Wide […]

Demystifying the Probate Process in Mississippi

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Demystifying the Probate Process in Mississippi Navigating the probate process can be daunting, especially during challenging times when you’re coping with the loss of a loved one. In Mississippi, the probate process follows specific laws and procedures that may seem complex at first glance. As an elder law attorney, I’m here to demystify the probate […]

Is Your Financial Information in Order?

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Is Your Financial Information in Order? At the same time, it may relieve your loved ones’ burden in the future. You’ll ensure proper management of your financial situation and remain in control over your end-of-life care and legacy. The goal is to make and maintain accurate financial records. Planners and books like “My Life Directory” […]

Understanding Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship

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As an elder law attorney, I’ve had the privilege of assisting families with various legal matters that pertain to their later years. One topic that often comes up is understanding joint tenancy with rights of survivorship—an arrangement that can have significant implications for individuals and their loved ones. Let’s explore what joint tenancy with rights […]

Why Not Just Use an Off-the-Shelf Power of Attorney Form?

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A durable power of attorney is one of the most important legal documents you can have in estate planning. It allows you to appoint someone to act for you (your “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) if you (the “principal”) become incapacitated. Without a power of attorney, your loved ones would not be able to make decisions for […]

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