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Rose and Tom Freeland
A father wanted to draw his own will by laying out how he wanted to divide his land. The problem arose after his death when his drawing was not consistent with the will. It took three hearings to straighten out the issues, including a trip to the property by the attorneys, chancery judge, and surveyor.
A professor and his wife both had handwritten wills, which were not properly witnessed and contained inconsistent language. The children and grandchildren had to guess in order to agree on what needed to happen to resolve the estate.
A father wanted to avoid legal costs for he and his wife. Instead, the will became invalid due to an inconsistent deed created by non-lawyers. Their heirs disagreed on what they believed their parents had told them, so the estate was decided based upon the Mississippi laws of intestate succession.
Three heirs insisted on managing the assets of an estate before our firm was involved and paid out twice the amount they should have to the decedent's children and grandchildren. Their attempt to save legal fees ended up costing them four times as much money.
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A son alienated his mother by having all of her husband's assets go to him and attempted to disinherit her. When the mother objected to her treatment and contested the will, we helped the mother and son reconcile and recognize that Mississippi law would not recognize a will which was witnessed by the son and left the widow penniless.