Estate and Elder Law

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How to Force Someone to Close or Settle an Estate in Mississippi
Posted on 27 Sep 2012 by Jeramie Fortenberry

In our Mississippi probate practice , we sometimes get calls from heirs or beneficiaries who are anxious to close or settle an estate. Often the estate proceeding has stalled, and the heirs simply want to know why. There are many causes for delay in... Read More

Special Needs Trusts: What Happens When You Ignore Special Needs Planning
Posted on 22 Jun 2012 by Jeramie Fortenberry

Another example of the importance of special needs trusts. I was contacted about a client with an all-too-common issue. A lady died several years ago without a will. At the time of her death, she owned a home that had been severely damaged by Hurricane... Read More

New Rules Can Save Money on Alabama Probate Expenses
Posted on 21 May 2012 by Jeramie Fortenberry

The Alabama Supreme Court recently approved a set of rules to facilitate "limited scope" representation. Limited scope representation allows lawyers to assist clients with a specific part of a legal matter even if the client does not need (or... Read More