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How To Protect Your Assets In The Event Of An Unplanned Death

No one likes to think about death, but the fact is that it's a part of life. And if you don't take steps to protect your assets in the event of an unplanned death, your loved ones could be left struggling financially. The good news is that there are things you can do to help ensure your estate is handled smoothly. One of the most important is to start by assessing your current financial and personal situation. Take a close look at where your assets are invested, the number of heirs you have, and whether you have a will in ...

March 25, 2022|Estate Planning|

How Does Mississippi Probate Work?

When a person dies in Mississippi, probate is the legal process through which a deceased's assets are collected, identified, valued, and distributed to creditors and/or their heirs. Generally speaking, probate involves the appointment of an executor or administrator by the local Chancery Court who is responsible for collecting all probate assets owned by your loved one at death. Mississippi man signing a last will and testament document. What is a Probate Asset? In Mississippi, probate assets include all real and/or personal property which you own at death that does not pass to your heirs or beneficiaries by operation ...

February 8, 2022|Estate Planning, Probate Law|


BILLY GUICE SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN AMERICA’S TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS® Rushing & Guice, PLLC is pleased to announce the selection of William “Billy” Lee Guice III to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2020. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters. To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigated a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least ...

August 11, 2020|News|

An Important Message for our Clients from Rushing & Guice, PLLC

An Important Message for our Clients from Rushing & Guice, PLLC Dear Valued Clients, Business Colleagues and Friends: Due to our status as an essential business, our office in downtown Ocean Springs is open and we are here to help you, your families and your businesses. Rushing & Guice remains prepared and committed to the continued satisfaction of our clients’ needs while also playing a supportive role in minimizing the spread of COVID-19. For this reason, we ask that your initial contact with us be by phone or email only so that we can assure all of our clients that ...

March 30, 2020|News|

Rushing & Guice Is Now Accepting Toxic Mold Cases For Review

Do You Have Toxic Mold Syndrome in Mississippi? Have you ever wondered whether you can recover from injuries caused by exposure to toxic mold? The answer is yes. Toxic Mold Syndrome (TMS) is the term used to define illnesses that arise from exposure to spores of certain molds. These specific molds produce a poison called mycotoxin which can cause serious health problems. The spores are released into the air and can be inhaled. Toxic Mold Symptoms Symptoms of mycotoxin exposure can include skin rashes, fever, nose and throat irritation, dizziness, lung congestion and shortness of breath, nausea, fever with accompanying ...

July 6, 2018|News|

What Is a Treaty?

What is a Treaty? A treaty is a formal, written agreement between sovereign states or between states and international organizations. In the United States, treaties are negotiated through the executive branch, which includes the Department of State. Once the negotiators have accepted the terms of the treaty, the president sends the treaty to the U.S. Senate for its "advice and consent" on ratification or endorsement. If the Senate agrees that the president should ratify the treaty, it goes back to the president and he ratifies the treaty with his signature. International agreements not submitted to the Senate are known as ...

June 5, 2018|General|

Truck Crashes Are More Fatal to Others in the Accident

In a review of the final statistics for the year 2015; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted that, although traffic fatalities for the period increased a dramatic 7.2 percent, the largest increase in 50 years, large truck driver fatalities did not. However, passenger fatalities for those riding in large trucks did. Overall, that was a bad year on the road and it isn’t getting much better. Recent 18-Wheeler Crash In Mississippi, an 18 wheeler going the wrong way in October was involved in an accident with a pickup truck whose driver was killed. The reason for the driver of ...

May 5, 2018|Truck Accidents|

Who Needs a Fishing License In The State Of Mississippi?

Mississippi Fishing Licenses Mississippi Residents Each resident of the State of Mississippi ages sixteen (16) through sixty-four (64), fishing in the fresh or marine waters of Mississippi, including lakes and reservoirs but NOT to include privately owned ponds and streams, shall be required to buy a fishing license. A saltwater license is required south of U. S. Highway 90 and a freshwater or saltwater license is valid between I-10 and U. S. Highway 90. A saltwater license is not valid north of I-10. Any person sixty-five (65) or older, or any person otherwise exempted from obtaining a freshwater fishing license, ...

May 2, 2018|General|

Easements and Mississippi Real Estate Law

In Mississippi real estate law, there are a number of easements granted to property owners that give them some rights to access or use another person's or entity's land. The easement usually follows the property when it is sold, but the other property owner may want to fight that being granted to the next buyer. In these cases, a Mississippi real estate attorney may have to intervene on the purchaser’s behalf. What is an Easement? An easement is a legal right to access real property that is owned by someone else for a limited and specified purpose. An easement may ...

April 28, 2018|Real Estate Law|

Probate in Mississippi Takes Place in Chancery Court

When a person with assets dies in Mississippi and they have made a will, the estate is said to be testate. If there is no will, the estate is intestate and that can complicate matters somewhat depending on the number of potential heirs and the size of the estate. In the case of a will being available, it must be "proven." Proving a Will is Valid Probate is proving that the will is valid. Proving it is valid does include providing the court with a copy of the will attached to the petition to probate. Chancery Court is where estates ...

April 21, 2018|Probate Law|

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