Established in 1997, the Morton Law Firm focuses on Elder Law, Asset Protection Planning, Medicaid and Nursing Home Planning, Estate Planning and Administration, and Business Planning. Our practice is devoted to protecting the lives and legacies of our clients.
Serving clients throughout Mississippi, the Morton Law Firm works with its clients to ensure they understand all available alternatives so they can make informed decisions about their future and the futures of those they love. Client education is a key component to planning. The firm conducts frequent seminars and workshops on Estate Planning and Asset Protection throughout the State of Mississippi. From Estate and Medicaid planning to business law and estate litigation, we provide high-quality legal advice and representation that fits your unique goals and needs.
The Morton Law Firm prides itself on thoroughly educating its clients on all of their options, and in drafting customized plans to meet each client's individual needs. Whether you need a simple will, a comprehensive trust-based plan, asset protection for yourself or your heirs, assistance in establishing a new business, or advice on exiting an existing business, the professionals of the Morton Law Firm will guide you through the process and assist you with your unique legal needs. Our clients trust us to protect that which they treasure most: everything they own, and everyone they love.
132 Fairmont Street
5740 Getwell Road
4200 Mamie Street
In order to transfer someone's assets after their death, their estate usually needs to go through probate. Probate is the process of transferring title from a deceased person to their successors and heirs. The probate process is overseen by a court.
The primary two purposes of probate are to give a deceased person's creditors the opportunity to be paid, and to ensure that legal title to assets is clearly established. A third important function of probate is to ensure that all heirs have a full and fair opportunity to know about the assets of the estate, to ensure that everyone is treated fairly.
Probate in Mississippi requires the services of an attorney. At the Morton Law Firm, we assist many families each year through the often frustrating and tedious probate process.
Ronald C. Morton
Ronald Morton is a member of the Morton Law Firm, PLLC with offices in Clinton, Hattiesburg, and Southaven, Mississippi. His practice focuses on estate planning, asset protection planning, Medicaid planning and Veterans Benefits planning. Mr. Morton is a cum laude graduate of Mississippi College and magna cum laude graduate of Mississippi College School of Law. He earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama, cum laude, and has been designated as a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Mississippi College School of Law where he teaches Elder Law, and a frequently published author in such publications as the Mississippi College Law Review, Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, and Professional Responsibility for Mississippi Lawyers. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, WealthCounsel, ElderCounsel, and the Mississippi Bar where he currently serves as the chair of the Ethics Committee. Mr. Morton serves on the boards of several local charities and frequently speaks both to the public and professionals on estate planning and asset protection techniques, as well as other issues involving the elderly and their families.
Bar Number: 9415
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