Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning, and Asset Protection

You’ve Earned All That You Have.
Let Us Help You Protect It.

You’ve worked hard to provide for your family, take care of your loved ones, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. At Rushing & Guice, we know that managing and protecting all that you’ve earned can be a daunting task. That’s why we work closely with our clients to construct comprehensive estate plans and develop asset protection strategies that accomplish your goals and bring you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your financial house is in order.

Estate planning, trust and estate administration, and asset protection are integral parts of Rushing & Guice’s practice. Our attorneys are experienced in developing estate plans and wealth preservation strategies designed to meet the client’s personal, financial and tax goals, and in advising clients in all facets of trust and estate administration. Areas of counsel include:

  • Administration of estates
  • Will drafting and execution
  • Trust drafting and administration
  • Will probate and contests
  • Powers of attorney, including health care directives
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Establishing gifting programs, including gifts to minors
  • Insurance planning, including irrevocable life insurance trusts
  • Planning for retirement benefits
  • Business succession planning
  • Planning regarding formation of family limited partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Charitable gift planning, including charitable trusts and private foundations

Asset Protection

Rushing & Guice helps clients to protect their personal and business assets from lawsuits and other creditor claims by working together to create different types of wealth preservation strategies based upon their needs, protecting them, their families, or their businesses from financial crisis, catastrophic judgments and future creditors. Our attorneys can work with you to implement appropriate strategies which can form a barrier between your assets and those who are trying to get access to them.

Special Needs Planning

Special needs’ planning encompasses many areas of the law, such as trusts and estates, public benefits law, and health care law. We can develop special needs trusts, wills, letters of intent, powers of attorney, health care directives and other means of ensuring that disabled individuals will enjoy a lifetime of care, assistance and financial security. Our attorneys also help parents determine, maximize and preserve their child’s eligibility for government benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Special needs estate planning requires a careful balancing of resources and each family’s unique needs.

Ancillary Estates

An ancillary probate proceeding is a probate proceeding conducted in Mississippi for the estate of a deceased person who resided in a different state at the time of death. Ancillary probate proceedings are usually necessary when a non-resident deceased person owned real estate in Mississippi. Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of probate law and are available to consult with you and advise as to the options available for transferring title to real estate in Mississippi.

Guardianships and Conservatorships

When families need assistance in arranging for the care of loved ones who can no longer manage their own affairs, Rushing & Guice guides them through the process, establishing guardianships or conservatorships designed to protect their well-being and their property. Perhaps a spouse gets sick or an elderly parent starts exhibiting signs of dementia, or new parents worry what will happen to their child if an accident occurs. Whatever the circumstances and unique needs of your family, we provide comprehensive and compassionate counsel that can give you and your loved ones security and peace of mind.

Rushing & Guice, P.L.L.C: Mississippi and Gulf Coast Estate Planning and Asset Protection Attorneys

At Rushing & Guice, comprehensive estate planning and asset protection counsel on the Gulf Coast are a phone call away. Call us at (228) 374-2313 or fill out our online form to arrange for a free, limited initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you, and look forward to the opportunity to serve as your attorneys.