Skilled Legal Services
At Turnage Law Office in Monticello, Mississippi, we help clients resolve their legal issues, defend their rights, protect their investments and recover compensation or benefits when they are suffering the aftermath of an injury.
You can read more about our services in family law on our divorce web page. Below are brief descriptions of more of our legal services.
Estate Planning, Healthcare Planning, And Probate
Who will make healthcare decisions if you or a loved one is unable to do so due to illness, disability, or some other infirmity? With the recent coronavirus “COVID-19” outbreak being declared a pandemic the need to plan for such matters would be a wise decision.
Our office can provide you with the insight, guidance, and services that you need to be sure that your wishes are taken care of, and also take the burden off your loved ones in such a time of crisis. Whether a power of attorney, healthcare directive, or other estate planning instrument is needed we will be glad to assist you in these areas.
We help clients protect their property, provide for their loved ones and prepare for the future through estate planning tools such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney. We also help people through the often-difficult process of moving an estate through probate.
Divorce, child custody disputes and other issues in family law are highly personal in nature, and they require sensitivity and professionalism. We help people with a variety of issues in family law, including uncontested divorce, property division, child custody and child support. We also protect vulnerable children and adults with guardianships and conservatorships, and we help families come together through adoption. Whatever our clients’ family law needs, we treat them with compassion and work diligently to protect their interests and those of their children.
Social Security Disability
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury, you may be able to collect benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance program. Unfortunately, successfully applying for these benefits is no easy task. Most applications are rejected the first time around. A skilled attorney can help.
It costs you nothing for our office to discuss your claim with you and we receive no fees unless we win your case.
We have successfully represented individuals before the Social Security hearing offices in Hattiesburg, Jackson, Gulfport, Meridian and Columbus. If you haven’t done so, contact our office today and let us take some of the burden off of you and let us pursue your claim for you.
DUI Defense And Expungements
Drunk driving charges are among the most common offenses in Mississippi. In some instances, a DUI charge may be non-adjudicated which keeps the charge off of your driving record if certain conditions are met. This could also help with the cost of liability insurance, employment opportunities, and more. Contact our office today to discuss your DUI charge and determine your options.
Do you have a criminal conviction in your past? Recent changes in Mississippi law have expanded expungements to felony convictions which were previously excluded. This can be extremely helpful for someone who needs to clear their record in order to improve their life through employment, education, and other opportunities. Time may be of the essence since the expungement statutes can change with each year and thus close the door on expungement for someone who may presently qualify for relief. The expungement statutes can be complex; therefore, it would be wise to seek the advice of an experienced attorney to help you navigate this area of the law. Contact our office today and discuss your choices with us before changes in the law take place that may make this process more difficult or even impossible.
Real Property Law
If you need legal services in the area of land land or real property, our office provides a wide range of services. We can draft deeds, conduct title searches, and close loans and also provide legal services when a legal acton must be filed in court regarding real property rights.
When considering purchasing real estate, be sure to have inspections conducted to protect your interests whether the lender you may choose requires them or not. For example, in purchasing real estate you may want to have a home inspection conducted or an updated survey of the plot to make sure that there are no surprises in these areas after the purchase is completed. Whether a warranty deed, special warranty deed, or quitclaim deed is executed will determine what covenants are being conveyed with the instrument from the seller to the buyer in a real estate sale. As is the case in most legal matters, it is always better to approach real estate transactions in a preventative manner to avoid expense and headaches later.
Some of the most common lawsuits regarding land that we see in our office are adverse possession suits, tax sale confirmations, partition (land division) cases, and land line disputes. When determining whether to pursue such a suit or not, there may be other costs involved that need to be considered such as the expense of surveyors, engineers, appraisers, and land commissioners. We try to give as much insight as possible so that a potential client can make an informed decision prior to becoming involved in a lawsuit regarding real estate.
If you have an issue regarding real property or need legal services for a real estate transaction or loan closing, then contact our office and we will be glad to discuss your matter with you.
Personal Injury Law
If you have been injured due to the negligence or bad acts of another party, you have the right to pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. For this, it is crucial to have the help of a skilled lawyer if you are going to be successful, and to recover all the compensation you and your family need.
We help the injured and their families in cases involving auto accidents, commercial trucking accidents, wrongful death and other issues. We work hard to bring our clients justice.