Estate Law

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Estate Planning

At Roberts and Associates, we believe that a having good estate plan is useful to everyone, not just wealthy people.  Anyone can benefit from making decisions about the future or planning for the unexpected.  Not only is it important to have an estate plan, but it is also important to keep your plan current and adjust it after major life changes, including:

  • Marriage
  • Birth of a child
  • Death of a parent
  • Divorce
  • Remarriage
  • Blending of families

 

Working with you, we will make sure that your assets are distributed as you see fit after your death.  We can assure that the people you choose are in charge of making decisions about your finances or your health if you should become unable to do so.  We can make a comprehensive plan that will dictate exactly when and how your beneficiaries will receive their bequests and insure that your legacy is carried on in the way that you choose.  With a thorough estate plan in place, you can rest assured that the asset distribution process will be short and easy for your loved ones and that the future is secure.

At Roberts & Associates, we offer:

  • Wills and probate administration, guardianships and conservatorships.
  • Trusts (living, grantor retained annuity, charitable).
  • Durable powers of attorney to help care for financial matters if you should become disabled.
  • Advance health care directives (living wills) which allow you to die with dignity.
  • Estate, income and capital gains tax minimization through planning.
  • Trust formation for wealth transfer, privacy, greater control and blended families.
  • Premarital financial planning.
  • Retirement planning (including wealth transfer and asset protection planning).

 

For business owners, we also offer asset protection planning:

  • Business succession, wealth transitions and transfer planning for family owned/closely held businesses.
  • Partnership agreements, buy-outs, employment contracts.
  • Liability minimization.
  • Retirement plan development.
  • Tax minimization and exemptions, including estate, income and generation-skipping tax.
  • Estate planning presentations coordinated through employer’s Human Resources Department.
  • Packaged individual estate planning and probate services are offered to employers at a reduced rate so services can be presented to their employees at a discount as part of their compensation/benefit packages.

 

Probate and Administration

As well as offering services in the areas of estate planning and asset protection, Roberts and Associates handles matters of probate law in the Chancery Courts of Mississippi.  Whereas estate planning and asset protection are branches of estate law that record the requests of the living, probate and administration deal with the transfer of assets to their beneficiaries after death.  We have experience in both routine probate and administration, where a decedent’s instructions are clear and undisputed, and in handling cases of unclear or contested wills.  We understand the need for closure after the death of a loved one, and our goal is to assist you as quickly as possible in matters of probate, while doing everything we can to serve your legal interests.

We offer services in:

  • Probate of wills
  • Administration of estates
  • Establishment of heirship
  • Will contests

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