Our Charleston Will and Estate Planning Attorneys can help you plan for the future so that your property is passed down to the ones you love. Our Charleston estate attorneys provide comprehensive estate planning services for clients in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties.
When a person passes away without a Will or other estate planning documents, South Carolina law determines how the estate assets will be distributed. A South Carolina Will overrides the statutory law and distributes your South Carolina estate assets exactly how you desire.
If you are married and have children, you likely will not like how your assets are distributed in the absence of a Will. If you pass away without a Will, half of your estate must be distributed to your children even if your spouse is still alive. A South Carolina Will can prevent this from happening. Furthermore, a Will makes the Probate Court process much simpler for the loved ones you leave behind.
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Additionally, documents such as a Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Power of Attorney are vital to any good estate plan. They allow you to direct how your financial and health decisions are made if you become incompetent due to injury or illness. Expressing your wishes in these documents gives you control and can take tough healthcare decisions out of your loved ones hands so that they are not burdened with having to make them.
Our Charleston Will and Estate Planning Lawyers can create an effective estate plan for you so that the property you leave behind is distributed exactly as you desire, giving you peace of mind that the loved ones you leave behind are taken care of. Our Charleston Estate Lawyers draft Wills, Trusts, Healthcare Power of Attorneys and Financial Power of Attorneys for clients in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, Moncks Corner and the surrounding areas.