Gulfport Wills & Probate Lawyer, Mississippi


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John Paul Barber

Family Law, Franchising, Banking & Finance, Wills & Probate
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Suzanne Baker-Steele

Family Law, Wills, Divorce, Trusts
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Robert P. Myers

Wills & Probate, Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  30 Years

Stephen Maggio

Traffic, Wills, Family Law, Bad Faith Insurance, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years
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Shane Whitfield

State and Local, Wills, Workers' Compensation, Employment
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  21 Years

Frederick T Hoff

Estate, Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

G Martin Warren

Litigation, Products Liability, Wills & Probate, Construction
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

Lawrence C Corban

Private Schools, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           

Joseph Lea Ward

Real Estate, Wills, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  50 Years

Brandi Denton Gatewood

Personal Injury, Family Law, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

CHARITABLE TRUST

Any trust designed to make a substantial gift to a charity and also achieve income and estate tax savings for the person who creates the trust (the grantor).

TAKING AGAINST THE WILL

A procedure under state law that gives a surviving spouse the right to demand a certain share (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's property.... (more...)
A procedure under state law that gives a surviving spouse the right to demand a certain share (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's property. The surviving spouse can take that share instead of accepting whatever he or she inherited through the deceased spouse's will. If the surviving spouse decides to take the statutory share, it's called 'taking against the will.' Dower and curtesy is another name for the same legal process.

FUNDING A TRUST

Transferring ownership of property to a trust.

RESIDUARY BENEFICIARY

A person who receives any property by a will or trust that is not specifically left to another designated beneficiary. For example, if Antonio makes a will leav... (more...)
A person who receives any property by a will or trust that is not specifically left to another designated beneficiary. For example, if Antonio makes a will leaving his home to Edwina and the remainder of his property to Elmo, then Elmo is the residuary beneficiary.

AB TRUST

A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of... (more...)
A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of the property goes to the beneficiaries named in the trust -- commonly, the grown children of the couple -- with the crucial condition that the surviving spouse has the right to use the property for life and is entitled to any income it generates. The surviving spouse may even be allowed to spend principal in certain circumstances. When the surviving spouse dies, the property passes to the trust beneficiaries. It is not considered part of the second spouse's estate for estate tax purposes. Using this kind of trust keeps the second spouse's taxable estate half the size it would be if the property were left directly to the spouse. This type of trust is also known as a bypass or credit shelter trust.

INHERIT

To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word 'inherit' applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will... (more...)
To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word 'inherit' applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will. Currently, however, the word is used whenever someone receives property from the estate of a deceased person.

CREDIT SHELTER TRUST

See AB trust.

DEVISEE

A person or entity who inherits real estate under the terms of a will.

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Estate of Griffith v. Griffith

... 1. In this will contest, the petitioner appeals from the chancellor's order rejecting the probate of the decedent's alleged last will and testament. ... FACTS. ¶ 2. On February 27, 2006, Garland L. Griffith filed a petition to probate the purported last will of his brother, Howard Griffith. ...

In re Estate of Laughter

... 11. In September 2005, Foster and Williams filed petitions for probate of the March will and the May will, respectively. ... Williams immediately moved to strike Foster's original probate claim, which motion was granted on March 19, following a hearing. ¶ 15. ...

Tatum v. Wells

... 1966. [1] Eldridge's will was admitted into probate in Tunica County, Mississippi on October 2, 1967. Proof ... in. 4. The Order Admitting Will to Probate and Record contains statements which Robert A. Tatum knew were false. 741 ...