Probate and Estate Administration
In order to transfer someone’s assets after their death, their estate usually needs to go through probate. Probate is the process of transferring title from a deceased person to their successors and heirs. The probate process is overseen by a court.
The primary two purposes of probate are to give a deceased person’s creditors the opportunity to be paid, and to ensure that legal title to assets is clearly established. A third important function of probate is to ensure that all heirs have a full and fair opportunity to know about the assets of the estate, to ensure that everyone is treated fairly.
Probate in Mississippi requires the services of an attorney. At the Morton Law Firm, we assist many families each year through the often frustrating and tedious probate process. If you need help with probating a loved one’s estate, please feel free to contact us for a complementary consultation.