Tag Archives: intestacy

Dealing with the DMV

Let’s face it, no one looks forward to dealing with the Department of Motor Vehicles. This can be even more stressful when coupled with the loss of a loved one. We frequently receive questions on transferring title to vehicles (this … Continue reading

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Joint Tenancy and Your Children – Estate Planning Nightmares

While my firm does plenty of estate planning, my role in the firm is to handle the “litigated cases.” This means that I step in when things have gone wrong – sometimes horribly wrong – after someone passes away. Over … Continue reading

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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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To Receive or Not to Receive – Illegitimate Children in Probate

In the 2010 Census, we learned that more than forty percent (40%) of children born in the United States are born to unwed mothers. While the issue of “illegitimate” children is certainly nothing new, it does lead to complex probate … Continue reading

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Am I An Heir? Part II – Decedent had no spouse or children. Now what?

While the majority of estates where there is no will are handled by the first portion of S.C. Code §62-2-103 (covered in an earlier post), there are situations where there are no takers and we must go further to find an … 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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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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