Estate Planning, From Basic To Sophisticated, And Probate For All
Some lawyers, through webpages like this one, try to convince readers why they need to plan their estate or get legal help administering an estate. We realize that you likely already recognize the importance of these steps. Our explanations are intended to lay out some of the basics that we have to offer.
Your first priority should be to understand your objectives. Do you want to preserve assets for your family or favorite charities? Do you want to save your family trouble at the end of your life? Do you hope to define and codify your legacy more purposefully than you have done so far? No matter what estate-related issues are on your mind, you are taking an important step by considering what Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott has to offer.
How We Can Streamline Your Estate-Related Legal Actions
If you need to create an estate plan from scratch, you have come to the right place. Our attorneys will help you determine which of the following or other tools you may need:
- A simple will, a complex will or a pour-over will (to account for assets not in a trust)
- One or more trusts, such as a special needs trust for a disabled child or a generation-skipping trust to help fund your grandchildren’s college educations
- One or more powers of attorney to empower whomever you designate to handle your financial and legal affairs if you become incapacitated or out of reach
- A health care directive (living will) to spell out what kinds of medical interventions you would or would not want in case of dementia, a coma or any incapacitation
Ask our attorneys about updating an estate plan after moving to Mississippi, experiencing a change in family structure or having your financial big picture changed through business ownership or in some other way. We can also help you put more complex estate planning tools in place, such as a business succession plan, a family corporation or joint ownership of key assets.
If You Are Responsible For Administering An Estate
Our probate and estate lawyers are ready to guide you step by step through the process of taking a loved one’s will through probate or administering a trust as a named trustee. At all times, we will keep in mind your intent to keep costs under control. At the same time, we will advise you on how to protect yourself from breach of fiduciary duty claims or resolve a will contest efficiently and effectively.
No matter what your estate plan or administration objectives are, we are confident that we can help you to your satisfaction, as we have done for multiple generations of Biloxi-area families since 1971. Call 228-374-2100 or email us to request a free consultation.