Hattiesburg Estate Lawyer, Mississippi


Jay Rodgers

Family Law, Eminent Domain, Banking & Finance, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Robert T. Jackson

Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Contract, Business Organization
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  56 Years

Robert T. Jackson

Tax, Wills & Probate, Contract, Business Organization
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  56 Years

Dawn E Fulce

Real Estate, Estate, Employment, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  30 Years
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Dawn E Fulce

Wills, Environmental Law Other, Child Support, Insurance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  30 Years

Ann L. Griffin

Immigration, Estate, Consumer Rights, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

Damon Glenn Carpenter

Estate, Banking & Finance, Business, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years

Jeff C Bowman

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Gift Taxation, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  25 Years

John Paul Laughlin

Estate Planning, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  37 Years

R Curtis Smith

Litigation, Wills, Environmental Law Other, Insurance, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  48 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

SELF-PROVING WILL

A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-prov... (more...)
A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-proving when two witnesses sign under penalty of perjury that they observed the willmaker sign it and that he told them it was his will. If no one contests the validity of the will, the probate court will accept the will without hearing the testimony of the witnesses or other evidence. To make a self-proving will in other states, the willmaker and one or more witnesses must sign an affidavit (sworn statement) before a notary public certifying that the will is genuine and that all willmaking formalities have been observed.

INHERIT

To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word 'inherit' applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will... (more...)
To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word 'inherit' applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will. Currently, however, the word is used whenever someone receives property from the estate of a deceased person.

DISTRIBUTEE

(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (ca... (more...)
(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (called intestate), state law determines what each distributee will receive. Also called a beneficiary.

LAPSE

Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. S... (more...)
Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. Some states have anti-lapse statutes, which prevent gifts to relatives of the deceased person from lapsing unless the relative has no heirs of his or her own. A lapsed gift becomes part of the residuary estate.

INHERITANCE TAXES

Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited prop... (more...)
Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited property.

SPRINKLING TRUST

A trust that gives the person managing it (the trustee) the discretion to disburse its funds among the beneficiaries in any way he or she sees fit.

CONSERVATOR

Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a 'conservator of th... (more...)
Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a 'conservator of the estate.' One who takes care of personal matters, such as healthcare and living arrangements, is known as a 'conservator of the person.' Sometimes, one conservator is appointed to handle all these tasks. Depending on where you live, a conservator may also be called a guardian, committee or curator.

CREDIT SHELTER TRUST

See AB trust.

LIFE BENEFICIARY

A person who receives benefits, under a trust or by will, for his or her lifetime. For an example, see AB trust.