Asset Protection

Mississippi Asset Protection Attorney

“Asset protection” is not just a “simple” will.  Estate planning that will provide future personal and financial security may include:

  • Reviewing property ownership and intended disposition of assets
  • Drafting personalized wills and trusts for asset protection and management
  • Preparing health-care directives and durable powers of attorney for decision-making in the event of incapacity
  • Using a special needs trust for a spouse or child with a disability
  • Addressing specific family dynamics, such as “troubled” children and multiple marriages
  • Reviewing IRA and retirement account beneficiary designations
  • Maximizing and applying for Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran’s benefits

We help “Baby Boomers” and older clients protect their loved ones and financial resources by:

  • Identifying family and financial circumstances and problems that affect planning goals
  • Educating you about planning options and solutions
  • Creating a plan that will achieve your planning goals and give peace of mind
  • Drafting all legal documents needed to implement your plan, and
  • Finding additional available resources that will meet future needs as they arise

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