When it comes to the matters involving lost loved ones, our Mississippi probate attorneys want to be there to help guide you and your family through the estate probate. Not only can we help you with this difficult time, but we want to ensure that you understand all the steps we take in your case to minimize your stress as much as possible.
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Sharing Our Knowledge
Estate probate is a legal mechanism used to assure that the assets of a deceased person pass to the people or entities that the decedent specified in his or her last will and testament. A person who dies with a valid last will and testament is said to have died “testate.”
Similar to estate probate is estate administration, which is a legal mechanism to assure that the assets of a person who has died without a valid last will and testament, also known as dying “intestate,” are transferred to the rightful heirs.
The levels of heirship are:
- Spouse and children in equal parts, with the descendants of a deceased child to take the share of the deceased parent in equal parts among them
- Father, mother, sisters, brothers, with the descendants of sisters and brothers to take their deceased parent's share
- Grandparents, uncles, and aunts
- Next of kin, computed by the rules of civil law
Providing Personalized Representation
Generally speaking, estate probate and administration each involve the appointment of a personal representative of the deceased to gather his assets, pay any valid claims of creditors filed, and distribute the deceased person’s assets according to his last will and testament if there is one, or according to the laws of descent and distribution if there is no valid will. We are proud to represent our clients on an individual level throughout this process.