Estate Planning And Probate
If you are retired and do not have an estate plan yet, contact us today. Even if you aren’t retired, you need to plan.
We can help you create a personalized estate plan tailored to your individual circumstances. We create estate plans and draft your documents such as:
- Last Will and Testaments
- Revocable (sometimes called “Living”) Trusts
- Health Care Powers of Attorney
- Durable (Financial) Powers of Attorney
- Living Wills (called a “Declaration of a Desire for a Natural Death”)
If you do not have a will, your property could go to heirs you did not intend to benefit. In South Carolina, if you are married with children and pass without a will, your spouse does not inherit your entire estate.
If you are having to plan for an incapacitated loved one, we can help you manage guardianships and conservatorships.
Planning Now Is A Benefit
Estate planning lawyer J. Aaron Nelson Jr. offers services for a wide range of estate planning and probate clients.
If you have young children, it is essential to create your estate plan with provisions designating your choice of guardian if you and your spouse become incapacitated and can no longer provide for your family.
Life changes constantly and we can help you with vital updates to your estate documents. If you and your spouse created a trust, now may be the time to review it for updates, particularly if your spouse recently passed away.
Your revocable trust needs to be funded and maintained. If your assets have changed, if you moved states, or acquired new assets, it is a good idea to review your trust.
We Help You Figure Out Probate
It is always difficult when a loved one passes. The emotional loss washes over all other details for a time, with family gatherings overlapping the legal details. A great deal of confusion often follows when families are unprepared.
Misunderstandings get perpetuated by family members who may have a little bit of information but not the whole picture. Disputes arise regarding distributions of the estate or interpretation of the will. It is best to work with an experienced lawyer to answer questions and start the probate process sooner than later.
Lowcountry residents can contact us at The Nelson Law Firm right away when a loved one passes for reliable legal representation and answers to your probate needs, estate taxes, intestate matters, IRA inquiries, life insurance policies or to help you settle your loved one’s probate estate.