On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court, in the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges, decided that same-sex couples are entitled to the same rights and responsibilites of marriage as opposite-sex couples. This decision not only gave same-sex couples the right to marry in Mississippi, it made their marriages performed in other states valid in Mississippi. Many states have been allowing same-sex marriage for years. Those marriages are now valid and recognized in every state, including Mississippi. Not only that, but these marriages are valid from the date of the original marriage performed in another state.
Estate planning is something you don't need to think about until you are approaching the end of your life, right? Wrong. Ask any financial expert out there and he or she will tell you that it is never too early to create an estate plan, especially if you are a parent. Here are three of the biggest reasons why: