OUR ESTATE PRACTICE

At Williford, McAllister, Jacobus & White, LLP, we have provided comprehensive estate counsel to individuals throughout the state of Mississippi since 1991. In our estate practice, we handle a wide range of legal concerns. Our lawyers work with executors, administrators and personal representatives, helping you take the right steps to settle the estate of a loved one in the probate court. We also represent parties in estate and probate litigation. We also help clients who need to put a guardianship or conservatorship in place.

Whether you need to put your own estate plan in place, have been asked to administrate the estate of a loved one, or are involved in a legal controversy involving a will or estate, you want experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel to protect your interests.

ESTATE PLANNING 

We work with individuals who need to put an effective estate plan in place, helping you evaluate your options, and preparing and executing the documents necessary to implement your estate planning.  We will help you consider the need for wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney and advanced health care directives.

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION & PROBATE

At the law office of Williford, McAllister, Jacobus & White, LLP, we have more than 28 years of experience handling estate and probate administration. We understand the emotional challenges you face when you have been asked to oversee the administration of the estate of a loved one. We will handle all legal matters for you, setting your mind at rest, so that you can address your grief.


We work with executors, administrators and personal representatives at any stage of the probate process, whether you need to file the initial application for appointment, or the process is already underway. We handle all types of estates, from the simple to the very complex.  We know that the probate process can seem confusing, and we will take the time to fully explain the process and the law, so that you know what to expect. We will help you take care of all matters necessary to close the estate, including:

  •     The preparation and filing of an accounting of the assets of the estate

  •             The valuation of any property in the estate, if necessary

  •             The preparation and delivery of any required notice to creditors or other interested parties

  •             The payment of all final debts of the estate

  •             The preparation and filing of all estate tax returns, and payment of any estate taxes

  •             The orderly distribution of the assets of the estate in accordance with the terms of the will
     

OUR ESTATE, PROBATE & FIDUCIARY LITIGATION PRACTICE

We specialize in estate, probate and fiduciary litigation matters.  Our lawyers know how to effectively litigate matters within the chancery court system, dealing with complex matters.  We understand the stress and anxiety you can feel when the estate of a loved one has unresolved legal issues. We will listen carefully to your questions and concerns, and will carefully explain your rights and obligations, so that we can give you peace of mind.


We provide comprehensive counsel to individuals involved in estate or probate litigation, whether as plaintiffs or defendants. We will carefully gather and assess all relevant evidence in your case, and we will prepare and file all necessary documents throughout the litigation process. We will also be your advocate in all hearings or proceedings, from depositions to settlement meetings to trial.  When it comes to will contests, trust litigation, or breach of fiduciary duty cases, we have considerable trial experience.  We are always willing and able to take your claims before a judge and jury to get the outcome you seek, we also have extensive skill and experience in negotiation. When appropriate, we will work directly with opposing counsel to seek mutually beneficial solutions that can help you avoid the time and expense of protracted litigation.