Category Archives: Estate Planning

  • Contesting a Last Will and Testament

    Contesting a Last Will and Testament

    Sometimes disputes arise over the provisions of a Will. Resolving these disputes can be very complex. It is very important for a person who believes there is an issue with a Will to retain appropriate legal guidance to ensure that their rights are protected. Reasons for Contesting a Will There are many reasons why a Will could be contested. The most frequent reasons include: incompetence/incapacity undue influ...

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  • South Carolina Estate Administration: What Is Exempt Property?

    South Carolina Estate Administration: What Is Exempt Property?

    Exempt property provides a surviving spouse (or if there is no surviving spouse, surviving minor children), a way to protect a certain amount of probate property from estate creditors. Exempt property is defined by S.C. Code Section 62-2-401 as household furniture, automobiles, furnishings, appliances, and personal effects. The amount of exempt property that may be protected under the statute is currently $25,000.00. If...

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