R. James (Jimmy) Young was named by his peers as the Best Lawyers in America 2013... more
R. James (Jimmy) Young was named by his peers as the Best Lawyers in America 2013 Jackson, MS, Trusts & Estates "Lawyers of the Year". Jimmy was also named to The Top 50 Mississippi attorneys 2010, 2012 and 2013 lists, having received one of the highest point totals in the Mid-South Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. He was identified as one of the Top 50 Lawyers... view profile
Pamela received her J.D, cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law in 1997.... more
Pamela received her J.D, cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law in 1997. Pamela formed Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, in 2001. She practices primarily in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Corporate Law, Family Law and Criminal Defense. She also acts as a mediator in these and other types of cases. She is General Counsel for many local businesses. Pamela is active ... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.