Experienced Will and Estate Lawyers in Jackson MS
Planning for the unexpected and protecting your loved ones after your death is one of the most important tasks, but the one that nobody likes to think about. While it can be a difficult and emotional process, preparation is made easier with the help of an experienced estate planning attorney in Jackson, MS. Susan G. Pinkston PLLC can provide advice, guidance, and clarity when drawing up the details for your last will and testament. Enjoy peace of mind that your health, property, assets and loved ones will be cared for when you are gone.
Not sure what documents you need to protect yourself and your family in the future? Our experienced law firm in Ridgeland MS also serving Madison MS, Jackson MS and other areas of Mississippi can provide expert advice to ensure you have comprehensive documents in place.
Everyone should have these three necessary legal documents:
- Last Will and Testament – The will set forth how you wish for your property to be disposed of at your death and can designate a guardian for your minor children. Otherwise, your property (even if you think you don’t have any) will go to your heirs at law, meaning in the case of a married person with four children, the spouse and the four children will split a one-fifth interest each. It will NOT automatically go to your spouse.
- Durable Power of Attorney (DPA) – A Durable Power of Attorney is useful when you cannot conduct your business and personal affairs, as you can designate a person to manage this for you. If you do not have a DPA and become ill or incompetent, your loved one will have to go through a court proceeding to be appointed Conservator to manage your affairs. This process is costly, time-consuming and subject to the annual review of the Courts.
- Health Care Directive – A Health Care Directive allows the person you designate to comply with the written wishes you put in the document. The designee will know what you want and is duty bound to comply with your wishes. This avoids the “hand-wringing at the bedside” in the case of a serious illness.
Contact an Estate Planning Attorney in Jackson, Mississippi
Susan G. Pinkston PLLC offers strategic legal counsel and guidance with estate planning in Jackson, Madison, and Ridgeland as well as all of Mississippi. Whether you have existing documents that need to be updated to reflect your current lifestyle or familial situation or have never created a will before, we can help. Providing a range of legal services has allowed us to offer peace of mind to clients who want to prepare for their future generations.
Speak to us and begin planning for the future, today. Contact us at 1-601-957-9460 to learn more about estate planning services in Mississippi.