Wills & Estates
Preparing for your family’s future
Planning for the time when you will no longer be in control of your finances and property may be the single most important way to protect the futures of your family and loved ones. Laurel, Mississippi law firm Caves & Caves, PLLC can help you with your will, probate, and estate planning needs.
Your last will and testament is an essential tool
Wills are detailed written documents stating the wishes of the deceased after death, particularly regarding property. In Mississippi, your will is validated after you turn 18 years old and are in sound state of mind. When you file your will in court, it is a process called probate.
Preparation is our middle name
Our lawyers will help you file the proper paperwork and ensure that your affairs are soundly prepared. We serve clients in Jones County and other surrounding counties in Southern Mississippi.
There are many necessary requirements for a valid will. The testator—person writing the will—must be 18 years old and mentally competent. The will must be clearly written and labeled. In addition, the testator and witnesses must sign it.
Lawyers.com provides a list of resources for numerous concerns, such as:
- Drafting a will
- Updating your will
- Living wills
- Exclusions from your will
- Grounds for challenging another’s will
- Situations where there is no will
- Probate processes
Attorneys representing your best interests
We want you and your loved ones to be properly taken care of in the event of a benefactor’s death. Here are some quick tips for handling your final affairs:
- Keep your will in a safe place
- Update it with any life events such as marriage, divorce, new child, death of beneficiary
- Contact us to be certain your will is valid and properly filed
We also provide legal services to those who want to contest their loved one’s will. If you feel you should contest a will, contact us for a free initial consultation.
Jones County experienced estate planning lawyers
Laurel, Mississippi law firm Caves & Caves, PLLC can help you with all your will, probate, and estate planning needs. Estate planning is the method of ensuring that your beneficiaries are taken care of after your death. Lawyers.com offers pertinent information and guidance on planning your estate in Mississippi, but planning can get complex. It is best to hire an experienced attorney to help you through these steps. Contact Caves & Caves, PLLC today.