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What is an “Information to Heirs and Devisees?”

In a previous post, we discussed the Personal Representative’s duty to inform by issuing the Information to Heirs and Devisees. This is a state prescribed form, 305ES. Today, we will look at this form from the recipient’s perspective. This form … Continue reading

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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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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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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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