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Fundamental points about estate planning

Estate planning may seem complicated and overwhelming to those who never explored the process. Perhaps the perception comes from being unfamiliar with the various steps and documents. After learning about estate planning fundamentals, the steps may become less...

Facts about the probate process

Probate can be a confusing process to someone who's experiencing it for the first time in South Carolina, and many people feel overwhelmed or intimidated by the whole thing. The good news is that the probate process isn't always complicated. What is probate? Probate...

Who needs a will and who doesn’t?

Many people in South Carolina haven't written a will yet, but most people should. It doesn't matter how old you are, and in many cases, it doesn't matter how many assets you have. If you're even asking the question, then you probably need a will. Are you married?...

What is a durable power of attorney?

Estate planning for South Carolina residents often focuses on what happens to a person’s property and assets when they die. However, there is a difficult period of time that some families go through where a loved one is still alive but incapacitated due to injury or...

Business owners need an estate plan

An estate plan is important for a parent, business owner, or anyone with assets and sentimental property they want to pass on to their family or friends after they die. Business owners should also have a plan which addresses issues such as business continuity. Estate...

What is a “will contest”?

When most South Carolinians sign their will, they assume that its words will be given the meaning that was intended when the will was signed. While almost 100% of wills signed in South Carolina pass through probate without challenge, the validity of a few wills is...