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A Mississippi Last Will and Testament (a "Will") is a legal document that outlines your preferences regarding property distribution after death, such as who will inherit your money, your home, or... Read more

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  • What is a Mississippi Last Will and Testament?

    A Mississippi Last Will and Testament (a "Will") is a legal document that outlines your preferences regarding property distribution after death, such as who will inherit your money, your home, or your personal belongings.

    The person making a Will is known as the "testator," and the individual or entity being appointed to manage the testator's estate after death is known as the "executor." Suited for residents of Mississippi, this Last Will and Testament can be used in Hinds County, Harrison County, DeSoto County, and in every other county throughout the state. Any Mississippi Will from Rocket Lawyer can be tailored for your specific situation. As a result of having this official legal document, your loved ones will have a point of reference for your preferences.

  • How do I write a Will in Mississippi?

    It's simple and easy to outline your preferences using a free Mississippi Last Will and Testament template from Rocket Lawyer:

    1. Make the document - Answer a few general questions, and we will do the rest
    2. Send and share it - Look over the document with an attorney, if desired
    3. Sign and make it legal - Optional or not, having two disinterested witnesses is recommended

    This route is often much more affordable than meeting and hiring the average lawyer. If necessary, you can prepare a Last Will and Testament on behalf of a family member, and then help that person sign it once you've drafted it. Please note that for this document to be accepted as valid, the testator must be mentally competent at the time of signing. In the event that the testator is already unable to make their own decisions, a conservatorship generally will be necessary. When facing this situation, it's a good idea to speak to an attorney.

  • Do I need to write a Will?

    Every adult ought to have a Last Will and Testament. Even though it is unpleasant to acknowledge, your loved ones will want to know your wishes in relation to guardianship (if applicable), your assets, and/or property when you pass away. Here are some typical situations where it would be helpful to make or update your Will:

    • You have new beneficiaries, such as a child
    • Your marital status has changed
    • You own real estate property
    • You are aging or have declining health

    Regardless of whether your Mississippi Last Will and Testament has been created as a result of a change in your life or as part of a forward-looking plan, witnesses and notarization will often help to protect your document if a third party doubts its legitimacy.

  • Do I need a lawyer to review my Will in Mississippi?

    Writing a Will is usually simple to do, but you may still need advice. Locating a legal professional to proofread your Mississippi Last Will and Testament might be relatively time-consuming. An easier and more cost-effective way to get a second pair of eyes on your document would be to go through the On Call attorney network. By becoming a Premium member, you can have your document evaluated by an experienced attorney. As always, you can rest assured that Rocket Lawyer is here for you.

  • On average, how much would it typically cost me to make a Will in Mississippi?

    The cost of meeting and hiring a conventional legal provider to produce a Last Will and Testament could total anywhere from two hundred to one thousand dollars, depending on where you are located. Rocket Lawyer offers much more than most other Last Will and Testament template providers that you may come across elsewhere. As a Rocket Lawyer Premium member, you can get up to a 40% discount when hiring an attorney from our network.

  • Am I required to do anything else after I have written a Mississippi Last Will and Testament?

    As a Rocket Lawyer member, you will be able to make edits, save it as a Word or PDF file, and/or print it. When you are ready to finalize your Mississippi Last Will, it must be signed. Take care to keep the signed original in a safe location where it can't get wet or otherwise damaged. It is critical that someone knows where it can be found after you pass away.

  • Does a Last Will and Testament need to be notarized or witnessed in Mississippi?

    The guidelines are different by state; however, in Mississippi, your Will must be signed by two witnesses. As a basic rule, your witnesses should be competent people. No witness should also be a beneficiary of the Will. Furthermore, it is strongly recommended that your Last Will be notarized in order to help reinforce its legitimacy.

    See legal references for a Will in Mississippi: § 91-5-1

  • Does a Last Will and Testament need to be filed in Mississippi?

    A Last Will doesn't need to be filed with the court until the testator has passed away. Filing a Last Will (in addition to any other forms needed by the county) initiates the probate process.

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