Tupelo Probate Attorney
At Bryson Law Firm, we guide people through the probate process. This process can be complex, time-consuming and stressful. Having a dedicated Tupelo probate lawyer on your side means that you do not have to go through it alone. You can focus your energy on spending your days with your family instead of in court during this time of loss.
When Probate Is Necessary
If the deceased did not have a will or a will was the only form of estate plan he or she had in place, probate may be necessary. A will does not avoid probate.
While probate is a complex process, it is not necessarily a bad one. Having court oversight can be important, particularly if you are an heir from out of state and you are concerned about the local heirs not cooperating or mismanaging the assets of the estate. We represent local clients as well as out-of-state clients in probate matters.
Alternatives To Probate
In some cases, probate may be avoided. If your loved one created an effective estate plan that includes trusts, probate may not be necessary. However, you may still want the assistance of an experienced attorney when it comes to trust administration.
Other probate alternatives in Mississippi include:
- Small estate affidavit
- Muniment of title
- Heirship affidavit
- Heirship suit
Whether one of these alternatives is available depends not only on the size of the estate, but on your loved one's goals and your goals. Whether probate is required or not, we will do all the fact-checking, including going to the courthouse to check for liens against real property to determine the value in the estate. We will review all available options and help you determine the one that makes the most sense in your case.