Estate Planning is not just about what happens with your assets when you die, but also very important who will make financial, legal, and health-care decisions for you while you are living if you become incapacitated.
The Estate Planning process is multi-layered and typically involves decisions by the individual or individuals at the mature higher-end of the family hierarchy (i.e. parents and grandparents).
A caller to the show had a great question on her husband's estate and how the estate was being handled. We answer the question.
What happens if my siblings are ignoring my parent’s Will? Can my siblings be forced to honor the Will?
Published in the Itawamba Community College Insight, October 2009 During these uncertain times when Congress and the President are wrestling with healthcare legislation which could directly impact illness and life decisions, are you prepared for your own uncertain times? There are two (2) main issues that need to be addressed regarding “during life” estate planning [...]
When I was asked to contribute to the “legendary lawyer” series, I polled a number of “gray-haired” lawyers to determine who might qualify as a living “legendary lawyer.” When I approached William P. Mitchell regarding his willingness to share some of his thoughts, Mr. Mitchell stated, “I’m not a legendary lawyer.” I replied, “That’s not what your colleagues think.”
Published in The Mississippi Lawyer, Vol. XLVIII, June 2002, No. 5 Part I – Introduction For a number of years lawyers in the United States have been grappling with the issue of whether lawyers should be allowed to participate in Multidisciplinary Practices (“MDPs”). During the past few years this issue has been elevated to a [...]
This article will address the definition of a mechanic’s lien; the use of a mechanic’s lien by a general contractor, subcontractor or material supplier engaged in the construction industry in Alabama; and the legal process associated with creating and enforcing a mechanic’s lien in Alabama. This article is based on Alabama statutory law regarding mechanics’ liens and various cases interpreting this law