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The Benefit of a Probate Lawyer in South Carolina

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A probate attorney in South Carolina is a very useful resource when you’re dealing with the aftermath of the loss of a loved one. These legal professionals are capable of guiding you through the probate process and dealing with any disputes that may arise. Probate can be stressful for the beneficiaries and the executors of […]

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Understanding Probate and How to Settle Probate Disputes and Disagreements

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Part of the reason that the process of probate is so complex and confusing is because it tends to follow a tragic and emotional circumstance, the loss of a loved one. Further, the executor of the will and/or the beneficiaries likely have very little experience with handling probate, may not know what to expect or […]

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Seven Key Tips for Your Last Will and Testament

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Drafting a Last Will and Testament is not something most people look forward to in life. It requires contemplation on what will be done after you have left this earth. Nevertheless, it must be done to protect your assets and your loved ones.  If you pass on without a valid last will and testament (i.e. […]

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What You Need to Know About Small Estates in SC

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Many people don’t realize that things work differently with small estates – that is, those which are valued below the “small estates” limit ($25,000) – in South Carolina. In fact, if the estate qualifies as a small estate, then you can completely avoid the formal probate court proceeding that is typically involved in estate matters […]

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How to Deal With Inherited Real Property

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It’s nearly always true that real property has an emotional value that is almost as great as, or even exceeds, the economic value, and this is especially true with inherited real estate. In fact, the emotional/financial equation is often out of balance. Many older homes require work, and heirs may be uncertain as to how […]

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South Carolina Joins The Throng

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After they had debated the measure for more than a year, lawmakers in the Palmetto State adopted the Uniform Power of Attorney Act.   At one time, nearly all states used the UPOAA. But as originally designed, the measure had some gaps which state legislatures essentially took it upon themselves to fill in. Now, twenty […]

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Should You Avoid Probate Or Embrace It?

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Probate is not always something to be avoided at all costs. In some cases, the court-supervised process of distributing assets can even be a good thing. If the testator (person who makes a will) anticipates a dispute between heirs, it may be good to have a judge already involved in the process. Similarly, judicial supervision […]

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Digital Assets in a Material World

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Perhaps the most challenging part of a personal representative’s job is gathering all the decedent’s documents related to property ownership, from deeds and notes to account numbers and obscure title documents. The task is even more vexing when the assets are completely intangible, and a few recent high-profile examples highlight this dilemma.   10 years […]

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Charges Pending In Interstate Probate Fraud Case

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A Camden man faces multiple criminal charges after he allegedly falsified documents to keep receiving New York State pension payments for a deceased retired worker.   Authorities charged 67-year-old Joseph Grossman with wire fraud and conspiracy stemming from an account belonging to a woman identified only as “Pensioner One.” After she retired from the state […]

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