South Carolina Small Estates: The maximum value of the probate estate must be under $25,000.00 in order to qualify for small estate administration. Legal Procedures for Small Estate Administration There are three procedures for the more simple administration of the small estates, with the last of the three avoiding even opening the estate at all: […]
Where Not to Store your Last Will and Testament
A last will and testament is a legal document that should be kept safe. These are a few places where NOT to keep your Will and other original legal documents: Safe Deposit Box Storing your Will in a bank safe deposit box is not advisable because of the difficulties involved obtaining the document after your death. […]
When is a Person Legally Dead in South Carolina?
Since the administration of an estate of a decedent is conditioned upon the death of that person, it is important to understand if and when a person is legally dead according to the South Carolina Probate Code. The 2013 amendment incorporated them back into the Probate Code at Section 62-1-507 as part of the Uniform Simultaneous […]
Is your Last Will and Testament Valid?
South Carolina Will Formalities: Legal formalities of a Will are strictly construed and having a Will prepared by an experienced South Carolina estate planning lawyer can deter Will contests, by having the drafting attorney attesting to the capacity of the testator and the Will’s proper execution. Capacity to Make a Will A will is only valid […]