Bryan Law Firm
PO Box 737
Hernando, MS 38632

(662) 292-9917


The Bryan law covers a full range of legal services  for our clients.
Appointments are available at The Bryan Law Firm, PLLC via telephone, zoom, or in person.

Wills, Estates, and Trusts

Two meetings will be necessary for Kacy to complete your Last Will and Testament.  The initial meeting is to determine the needs and wants of the client.  After the initial meeting, Kacy will prepare the Last Will and Testament documents, and then set up the second appointment.  The second appointment is to execute the documents in accordance with Mississippi Law.

Other Documents that are commonly executed simultaneously with a Last Will and Testament are:
a. Health Care Power of Attorney:  Mississippi Law provides requirements of a Health Care Power of Attorney.  The purpose of this document is to instruct your health care provider(s) and your family with your wishes – including end of life care.
b. Power of Attorney:  A Power of Attorney is commonly used to have another individual, such as a spouse, child, or sibling, carry out your financial and personal affairs without the necessity of your physical presence.

Whether your departed loved one had a Last Will and Testament or not, an Estate should be opened and probated to finalize their affairs.  An initial meeting will be necessary for Kacy to determine how involved the Estate process will be for your family. The fastest an Estate may be completed is 120 days, although many take longer. Estates generally require multiple court appearances and client meetings.

Depending on the assets of your personal estate, you may consider creating a Trust. Trusts may be created for your benefit or the benefit of your children or heirs. Two meetings will be necessary for Kacy to complete your Trust. After the initial meeting, Kacy will prepare your Trust documents, and then set up the second appointment. At the second appointment, the documents will be executed in accordance with Mississippi Law. Depending on the contents of your Trust, Kacy will then file a memorandum of your Trust with the Clerk of Court in your County.  Kacy specializes in:

a. Federal Firearms License (FFL) Trusts:  These trusts allow those with FFL items to utilize one tax stamp, issued to the trust which allows multiple users of the FFL item.  Additionally, this type of trust prevents any interference by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) with your FFL items after death, as they would immediately pass to the other beneficiary of the trust.  

b. Testamentary Trusts:  These trusts work hand in hand with a person’s Last Will and Testament, creating a trust, most commonly for a child which has not reached the age of majority (21 in Mississippi) upon the death of a parent.

c. Special Needs Trusts:  Similar to Testamentary Trusts in the timing of creation, Special Needs Trusts are usually created by parents or siblings for their disabled family members which need care that goes above the average family member.

Criminal Defense


Drug Possession and Paraphernalia:

Traffic Violations:


Driver’s License Reinstatements:
Driver’s License suspensions can be done for a number of reasons.  One of the most common is failure to pay child support.  Kacy has successfully negotiated with the Mississippi Department of Human Services to have multiple driver’s licenses reinstated.  This is done through the Department of Public Safety in Jackson, Mississippi and through the Mississippi Department of Human Services.


Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoptions, Post-Divorce Litigation, and Other Family Law Matters

Divorce:  Kacy’s goal for all family law cases is to provide superior support to the client while achieving the best results possible for the client.  Kacy commonly sees clients through the worst periods of their lives, and tries to make the process as easy as possible for the client by providing clear explanations of the applicable law, the issues at hand, and setting clear expectations for each and every case and life after the conclusion of the case.  Each divorce case is different, as every marriage and family is different.

There are two types of Divorces:
(1)  Uncontested Divorces:
An uncontested divorce is where the married couple feels ending their marriage is the best option for both of them at this point in time.  They have also agreed, ahead of time, to multiple things, including their grounds for divorce, the division of any marital and non-marital property, child custody, child visitation, child support, division of any retirement accounts (if applicable), and alimony (or the lack thereof).  If the couple cannot agree to all of these things amongst themselves, the divorce quickly becomes a contested divorce.  The shortest time period for an uncontested divorce in Mississippi is thirty (30) days on all grounds except irreconcilable differences (there are twelve (12)  grounds for divorce in Mississippi) or sixty (60) days on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences,”, but it may very well take a longer time if issues arise along the way.

(2). Contested Divorces:
A contested divorce is a divorce where the couple cannot agree on one or more than one aspect of the dissolution of the marriage.  Contested divorces can take a considerable amount of time and money to complete to the satisfaction of the client.  The issues in the individual divorce can determine how long the case may take, and that can be anywhere from sixty (60) days to five (5) years.

1. Child Custody

2. Child Support

3. Post-Divorce Litigation:  Post-Divorce Litigation typically involves two types of cases:
a. Modifications:
b.  Contempt:

Adoptions are complicated cases, and vary greatly in complexity.  Due to the deeply personal nature of Adoptions, they are filed “under seal” in our courts.  This means they are not available for public viewing, unless by an order of the court.  All natural parents must receive notice of the proceedings and join in the case stating they have no objection to the adoption (This is called a “Waiver and Joinder”), unless their rights have already been legally terminated.  (See below for additional information on the Termination of Parental Rights)

There are a wide variety of matters which fall within the umbrella of “Family Law.”  Some of these matters include:

a. Adjudication of Paternity:   A common misconception is that if the Father’s name is on the birth certificate, he is legally the father of the child.  In fact, the affidavit on the back of the birth certificate (ASAP) is what establishes paternity after one year.  If a couple was never married, a legal determination needs to be made regarding the Father of the child.  Sometimes this coincides with a name change through either the Mississippi Department of Vital Statistics.

b. Legal Name Changes:

c.  Termination of Parental Rights:


1. Other services performed by The Bryan Law Firm, PLLC include the preparation of other legal documents, such as Quit Claim Deeds, Bills of Sale, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) and other documents in order for our clients to comply with the orders of the court.

2. If you think Bryan Law Firm may be able to provide specialized legal assistance to you, please feel free to contact us.  If Kacy does not commonly practice within the particular legal specialty that you need, she will be happy to point you in the right direction to a lawyer specializing in that area.

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Mailing address: PO Box is 737, Hernando, MS 38632

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