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Our Attorneys Provide Probate Law and Estate Administration Services Throughout Madison County
At Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, our Madison probate & estate administration attorneys are diligent, reliable representatives for people and families. Our legal team can help you navigate probate and/or estate administration in Mississippi. If you have any questions about our state’s probate process or estate administration in general, we are here to help. To set up a strictly confidential consultation with an experienced Mississippi probate lawyer, please contact us today.
An Overview of Probate and Estate Administration in Mississippi
In Mississippi, probate is the court-supervised legal process during which a person’s will is given effect, heirs and creditors are notified, their outstanding debts are settled, and their assets are passed to the appropriate beneficiaries. Probate is one of the most important aspects of the wider estate administration process. Among other things, probate includes:
- Filing the paperwork to receive authority to act an executor/personal representative;
- Identifying and collecting all property owned by the estate;
- Notifying creditors in a reasonably prompt manner;
- Paying off taxes, debts, and other outstanding financial obligations; and
- Distributing assets to the proper heirs.
Probate is required in many circumstances in Mississippi—regardless of whether or not the decedent wrote a will. That being said, there are some probate shortcuts for smaller estates. Under Mississippi law (MS Code § 91-7-322), you may be eligible to use a small estate affidavit as an alternative to probate if the total value of the estate is less than $50,000.
You Can Rely On Our Madison Probate & Estate Administration Attorneys
Estate administration is notoriously complicated. If you recently lost a spouse, parent, or other close loved one, navigating the probate and estate administration process can be difficult. At Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, we are here to take care of all of your legal needs. Among other things, our Madison, MS probate and estate administration lawyers are prepared to:
- Answers questions and explain the law during a confidential initial consultation;
- Gather and organize all of the documents and information you need to proceed;
- Handle all of the probate & estate administration paperwork; and
- Take all necessary steps to protect your legal rights and financial interests.
With probate and estate administration, it is important to take a proactive approach. Our Madison, MS attorneys are focused on helping people solve problems before they arise. We work closely with people and families—making sure that they are fully informed and fully engaged throughout the entirety of the probate and estate administration process.
Call Our Madison, MS Probate & Estate Administration Lawyers for Immediate Help
At Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, our Madison probate law attorneys have the professional skills and legal knowledge you can trust. If you have any questions about probate or estate administration, we are more than happy to help. Call us now or contact us online for a confidential, no-commitment initial legal consultation. Our law firm provides probate & estate administration services throughout Madison County, including in Madison, Ridgeland, Flora, and Canton.
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