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Can My Spouse Disinherit Me?

Many people are surprised to learn that South Carolina law actually prohibits your from disinheriting your spouse absent their consent (i.e. a prenuptial agreement). The rights of the spouse to take from the estate will be determined by whether the … Continue reading

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The Omitted Spouse

Many people never create a valid last will and often those that do then forget to update them. Luckily, South Carolina law provides a remedy for spouses who marry and later learn that their husband or wife had a will … 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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Am I An Heir? Part I – Share of spouse and children

It’s human nature after the death of someone to be curious as to whether or not you might be an heir to their estate. But, before you quit your day job and rely on living off of an inheritance, you … Continue reading

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Common Law Marriage in South Carolina

Common law marriage – alive and well in South Carolina. Continue reading

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