Though it can be difficult to contemplate the end of our lives, it is important to confront these feelings and formulate a plan for how to distribute property among family and friends. Developing the right plan can give you peace of mind knowing that your estate will be distributed according to your wishes.
At Moffett Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we help clients in Mississippi and Alabama with their estate planning needs. As experienced Tupelo wills and estate lawyers, we will take the time to sit down with you to learn about your needs and goals, and then we will draft comprehensive estate planning documents designed to meet those goals.
Wills • Trusts • Conservatorship • Probate
When creating an estate plan, the details are extremely important. Choosing the correct words and phrases that will give effect to your intent takes skill and precision, something that we stress in our practice.
We create a variety of tools for estate planning, including:
- Living wills
- Trusts, including revocable trusts, life insurance trusts and more
- Powers of attorney
Probate and Probate Litigation
Probate is the process of administering the estate of a person who has died. It includes accounting for property, paying debts and distributing assets to those entitled to receive them. At Moffett Law Firm, we are experienced probate attorneys. We handle cases where there are no wills as well as cases with wills. In some instances, an estate may not need to be probated at all. Seek a lawyer’s advice concerning whether probate is needed, and if so, how to handle it.
When we build estate plans, we do everything possible to write comprehensive documents so that litigation can be avoided if possible. However, there are times when a will is challenged in court by someone who, for example, thinks he/she should have received more property from the deceased person. We are adept at handling probate litigation, including:
- Will contests
- Allegations of undue influence
- Trust litigation
If you have an elderly loved one who can no longer conduct his or her own affairs, a conservatorship may be the right solution. A conservatorship gives a family member the authority to make certain decisions for the older adult. For example, a conservator may decide whether a loved one should live at home, in a nursing home or with family. A financial conservatorship allows the conservator to make financial decisions and pay bills for the older adult. We can provide advice and guidance on having a conservator appointed in Mississippi or Alabama.