Get a Secure Inheritance Loan, usually within 72 Hrs if you’re an Heir or Beneficiary of an Estate in Mississippi, in Probate or Trust.
If you are currently dealing with, or about to deal with, the Mississippi state court system with respect to a probate or estate issue – the following information should be helpful to you.
Probate law governs estate matters when someone who, such as a family member or other loved one, passes away. These laws insure that creditors are paid properly and that assets are distributed correctly to the “heirs,” or the descendant(s) of the estate.
What is the purpose of Probate? Probate is the legal process that deals with estate assets and property, with regard to heirs and creditors. Probate begins with a “petition” to open the estate and name a personal representative who is responsible for the administration of the deceased’s property.
The next step is when an official Notice of Creditors is printed in a local newspaper and Notice of Administration is sent to other involved parties. Creditors then have a set amount of time to file their claims from the first date of publication. Then the personal representative can pay the debt and distribute the remaining estate. Finally, a petition for discharge is filed, and the estate is closed.
Mississippi Probate Law
Probate in the state of Mississippi requires that the people managing your estate and inheritance matters are well aware of exactly how probate should be conducted, with regard to state probate regulations, deadlines and written documents.
In Mississippi, the personal representative of your estate is in charge of the any appraisal activities involving the estate that is in probate, directly affecting all inheritance issues. Many estates will employ the help of one or more appraiser, to gauge the value of the estate and all its’ assets.
In Mississippi, anyone 18 years old or older, and of “sound mind”, are permitted to create a will in compliance with Mississippi state probate law. In order for the will to be considered valid under Mississippi probate law, a minimum of two witnesses have to sign the will.
In Mississippi, a temporary administrator, who takes an oath before they are selected, can file an official appraisal of the Mississippi decedent’s estate. The temporary administrator often needs to employ the help of several appraisers, which is allowed in the state of Mississippi, to correctly assess and appraise the various assets belonging to the estate going through probate.
Another interesting element in Mississippi probate law is the fact that children born after the creation of a will should receive the same share of the estate the people born before the creation of the will. Your lawyer will be able to counsel you on this and other probate specific matters. Hiring a probate lawyer who is familiar with Mississippi probate law is an excellent idea. Your probate attorney should, in fact, be there through the entire probate process to insure the inheritance process is being handled properly. We do not advise going through Mississippi probate alone!
Mississippi Probate Resources
The Chancery Court has jurisdiction over estate, divorce, mental health, support/custody & paternity issues.