Category Archives: Estate Planning Tips

Joint Tenancy and Spouses: Understanding SC Law

In South Carolina, you have the right to title assets (this includes real property, bank accounts, car titles and more) in several ways. Today’s post will not detail ALL of the various ways we can hold title, but will discuss … Continue reading

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Avoiding Probate

Years ago, there was a booth at a local festival with a banner that said “Ask me how to avoid probate!” At the time, I was elected as a Probate Judge so naturally I approached the booth and asked “So, … Continue reading

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The Elective Share

In South Carolina, it is perfectly acceptable to disinherit your children. Spouses; however, have certain rights which may make disinheriting them difficult, if not impossible, unless you have planned ahead. South Carolina Code §62-2-201 grants spouses the right in South … Continue reading

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Who will be the Personal Representative? (Part II)

Part II of this discussion on who serves as P.R. if you don’t have a will discusses the issues of divorce, minor children and common law marriage. Continue reading

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Pick Me, Pick Me! Who gets to be the Personal Representative of the estate? (Part I)

For an estate to be opened, there must be someone named as the Personal Representative (formerly called an Executor or Administrator). This person is responsible to the court, creditors of the estate and the heirs to ensure that the estate … Continue reading

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Choosing a Personal Representative

Choosing a Personal Representative is an essential part of writing your will. Read these tips before deciding who to choose. Continue reading

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