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Mediation in Probate Court: What to Expect

The majority of Probate Courts in South Carolina have adopted the Supreme Court’s Mediation Pilot Program which began almost eight (8) years ago. Under this program, certain cases must be mediated before they are assigned a trial date. This post … 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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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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Opening the Estate: Where?

As explained in a previous post, an estate must be opened in the county of domicile of the decedent. While people may have many residences, each of us only has one domicile. The court will determine the domicile of the … Continue reading

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What exactly is probate?

Exactly what does probate mean and how do you know if you need to probate someone’s estate after their death? 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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Probate Court’s role in marriage

A brief overview of the role of the Probate Court in issuing marriage licenses in South Carolina. Continue reading

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Introduction

Introduction of the South Carolina Probate Lawyer and general information about the Probate Court functions in South Carolina. Continue reading

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