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Tips for Avoiding an Accident with an 18 Wheeler

Tips for Avoiding an Accident with an 18 Wheeler

In the event that a loved one passes away and leaves possessions behind, including their financial assets, this is known as their estate.

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What to do if you’re a victim of a car accident

Inheritance Tax Basics

Accidents do happen, but a collision with an 18-wheeler can be deadly.

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What to do if you’re a victim of a car accident

The ABCs of Social Security

Everyone should know their Social Security status. President Roosevelt created these retirement and disability benefits in 1935 in order to create a mandatory retirement and disability insurance program.

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What to do if you’re a victim of a car accident

What to do if you’re a victim of a car accident

According to experts in the auto insurance industry, the average driver experiences an accident about once every 18 years.

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What to do if You’ve Been Denied a Social Security or Disability Claim

What are Trusts & Who Should Have Them

You may or may not have heard of a trust fund. A trust is a legal arrangement in which a certain amount of property or assets is held by a person or bank for the benefit of someone else.

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What to do if You’ve Been Denied a Social Security or Disability Claim

Probate 101

The legal process of transferring property following a person’s death is known as probate. The deceased will have formalized their intentions prior to passing away (usually in a will), their property is collected, debts are paid from their estate and then the property is distributed to the intended recipients.

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What to do if You’ve Been Denied a Social Security or Disability Claim

Understanding Your Rights if You Are the Victim of Premises Liability

Many people think that if they suffer an injury at another person’s home or business, the owner is automatically responsible for their injuries.

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What to do if You’ve Been Denied a Social Security or Disability Claim

Why You Should Get a Prenuptial Agreement

While the idea of signing a prenuptial agreement may seem distasteful for reasons that are understood, they do make a lot of sense.

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What to do if You’ve Been Denied a Social Security or Disability Claim

Why You Should Hire an Attorney to Create a Will

Drafting a will can seem like a scary idea, considering no one truly wants to think about passing away.

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What to do if You’ve Been Denied a Social Security or Disability Claim

Could You Have a Products Liability Claim?

Did you know that thousands of consumers are injured or killed by defective products each and every year?

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What to do if You’ve Been Denied a Social Security or Disability Claim

What to do if You’ve Been Denied a Social Security or Disability Claim

Every time you receive a paycheck from your employer, there is a portion of taxes that go to pay for Social Security benefits.

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Things to Consider for Child Adoption

Things to Consider for Child Adoption

Did you know that more than 120,000 children get adopted each year in the United States?

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Things to Consider for Child Adoption

Things to Consider for Child Adoption

Did you know that more than 120,000 children get adopted each year in the United States?

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How to Keep the Peace Through Divorce

How to Keep the Peace Through Divorce

Over half of all marriages are ending in divorce. Under most circumstances these times are wrought with emotions.

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6 New Social Security Limitations and Restrictions

6 New Social Security Limitations and Restrictions

Are you, your spouse or a family member nearing retirement age or disabled? If the answer is yes, you will definitely want to keep abreast of social security limitations and restrictions.

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5 HOLIDAY FREE EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI NOT TO MISS

Rear End Accidents Are More Serious Than You Think!

“Fender benders” or rear end accidents are common. Because of this, people commonly make the mistake of assuming that they are not serious.

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5 HOLIDAY FREE EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI NOT TO MISS

Myths About Personal Injury Law

If you have ever been involved in a traumatic car accident, painful fall, or harmful medical malpractice accident, typically, the last thing you want to do is go through the process of hiring a lawyer for a personal injury claim.

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5 HOLIDAY FREE EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI NOT TO MISS

What to do when you are denied Social Security Disability

Being denied Social Security can be very stressful and may feel like you are getting nowhere.  It is both inconvenient and very time consuming to deal with.  While hiring a legal representative is not required, it is very beneficial and can streamline the process.

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5 HOLIDAY FREE EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI NOT TO MISS

Know Your Rights In A Personal Injury Claim

When you or a loved one experience an injury, whether it be a car accident or commonplace mishap, it can be not only painful but stressful as well. A personal injury claim can not only help you seek justice, but also help you get back on your feet.

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5 HOLIDAY FREE EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI NOT TO MISS

5 Things to Understand About Mississippi's Inheritance Tax

When someone passes away, there are many unfinished pieces of business to conduct. One of those is managing inheritance and honoring your loved one’s wishes. At Mestayer Law Firm, we seek to provide the best legal counsel to guide you through this process.

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5 HOLIDAY FREE EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI NOT TO MISS

5 HOLIDAY FREE EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI NOT TO MISS

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As the garland is strung, the lights are lit and the trees flocked, the holiday spirit takes over the Gulf Coast. Pascagoula is ready to swing into the holiday.

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4 TURKEY RECIPES TO TRY THIS THANKSGIVING IN PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI

4 TURKEY RECIPES TO TRY THIS THANKSGIVING IN PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI

Let’s be honest, the best part of Thanksgiving is the food. It’s what we look forward to for months and dream about for weeks. Once the long-awaited week arrives, the food preparation almost becomes more of an event than the actual feast.

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Tax Planning Tips for Businesses in 4th Quarter

Tax Planning Tips for Businesses in 4th Quarter

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As the garland is strung, the lights are lit and the trees flocked, the holiday spirit takes over the Gulf Coast. Pascagoula is ready to swing into the holiday.

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5 Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

5 Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Hire the best lawyer for you. You have one chance to get compensated for your personal injuries, so make sure you move forward with the strongest case possible.

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5 Things You Should Know About Social Security Disability in Mississippi

5 Things You Should Know About Social Security Disability in Mississippi

If you are getting ready to apply for Social Security disability, then here is a basic guide to help get you started:

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5 Tips for Preparing for Your First Meeting with Your Estate Planning Lawyer

5 Tips for Preparing for Your First Meeting with Your Estate Planning Lawyer

Before you walk into your estate planning lawyer’s office, you’ll need to prepare some documents and gather pertinent information. Doing so will save you time and money in additional consultations. Below is a checklist of items to prepare and bring to the initial meeting:

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FIVE LIFE EVENTS THAT MEAN IT IS TIME TO UPDATE YOUR WILL

FIVE LIFE EVENTS THAT MEAN IT IS TIME TO UPDATE YOUR WILL

There are many important things that happen in our lives. The most important ones are called “life events” and signal huge changes. These changes may be emotional, physical, financial, geographical, or all of the above.

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GENERAL OUTLINE OF PROBATE PROCESS IN MISSISSIPPI

GENERAL OUTLINE OF PROBATE PROCESS IN MISSISSIPPI

The probate process for an estate can seem daunting, causing those who are faced with the prospect to want to run the other direction. While the probate procedure is time-consuming and tedious, the logistics are actually quite simple.

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When To Set Up A Family Trust

When To Set Up A Family Trust

Any trust is a legally binding document that covers assets. In this case, a family trust covers assets during one’s lifetime and specifies how the items you’ve accrued will be divided once you pass away. Often this is considered something only wealthy people do, think ‘Trust Funds’, but this is a valuable tool for all income levels.

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What Not To Do Immediately Following a Car Accident

What Not To Do Immediately Following a Car Accident

Unfortunately, accidents do happen at times. An accident can ruin your entire day and often sends those involved into a state of panic, causing them forgetting the correct measures to take. After you are involved in an accident, there are precautionary steps that you should take to ensure your own safety and the safety of anyone else involved.

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4 Things You Should Know About Probate from Mestayer & Associates

4 Things You Should Know About Probate from Mestayer & Associates

First of all, what is probate? It is a term that means “the official proving of the will.” It is the process that is used to administer the last will and testament or estate of a descendent.

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5 COMMON LIFE CHANGES THAT REQUIRE AN UPDATE TO YOUR WILL

5 COMMON LIFE CHANGES THAT REQUIRE AN UPDATE TO YOUR WILL

If you’re like most people, talking about your will and testament is not among your favorite conversations. However, this important document guarantees your family is set up for success after your departure.

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6 Reasons to Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

6 Reasons to Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

In the minds of those who are engaged to be married, the words ‘prenuptial agreement’ is a dirty word with a negative implication. For the practical thinker, a prenuptial agreement is a smart arrangement that prepares for the worst-case scenarios should a divorce arise.

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ESTATE PLANNING TIPS FOR MILLENIALS

ESTATE PLANNING TIPS FOR MILLENIALS

Do you think estate planning is for old people? It’s for the ones who have a lot of money. It’s helpful when you have lots of kids to fight over your stuff.

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FIVE SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES THAT HAPPENED IN 2017

FIVE SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES THAT HAPPENED IN 2017

With much talk of the changes which will necessarily happen to keep Social Security funded for the next few generations, we seem to live in fear.

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FOUR TYPES OF TRUSTS AND WHO NEEDS THEM

FOUR TYPES OF TRUSTS AND WHO NEEDS THEM

While there are some forms of trust that everyone is familiar with, such as revocable and irrevocable trusts, spendthrift trusts, and asset protection type trusts,there are some others that are not so well known.

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4 Things Expectant Parents Should Add to Their Will Before Baby Comes

4 Things Expectant Parents Should Add to Their Will Before Baby Comes

The best gift you can give to your newborn child is to start planning for the future before he or she is even born.

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