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Probate

The loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult situations you'll ever face. Unfortunately, dealing with the distribution of your loved one's assets–especially if he or she did not leave behind a will–can add stress to an already emotional time. Probate administration is the legal process by which assets from a deceased individual are distributed among beneficiaries. Probate law is both a unique and complex field of law.  We have an in-depth understanding of the complexities and requirements involved in probate cases and we will provide the competent legal representation you need while handling your case with the respect and compassion you deserve.
Some of the probate services we provide during the probate process are:

  • Locating and documenting the estate's assets, including all real estate, personal property, bank accounts, retirement accounts, life insurance policies and investment accounts
  • Locating and notifying all possible heirs and beneficiaries
  • Notifying and paying creditors
  • Preparing and submitting the numerous estate to the Probate Court
  • Funding trusts created by the estate plan
  • Distributing property according to the terms of the will
  • Distributing property according to the terms of South Carolina law
  • Preparing deeds of distribution

Real Estate

At our firm, we offer clients the depth of experience and knowledge of a larger firm paired with the personalized service and direct attorney contact of a smaller firm. We are dedicated to providing a range of real estate services to homeowners, developers, landlords, and property owner associations.  We provide legal advice and representation related to the following:

  • Document preparation, closings and document recording
  • Title search
  • Title insurance
  • Land planning and lot development
  • Subdivision, condominium and apartment development
  • Easements
  • Deeds
  • Purchase agreements
  • Quiet title actions
  • Evictions and collection of past due rent
  • Leases
  • Ownership disputes
  • Surveying and boundary disputes

Wills and Estates

To provide for your family and loved ones it is always necessary to look ahead and plan for the future.  We have years of experience assisting individuals in the preparation of their basic Estate Plan to assure that their wishes are carried out, and that their families’ future security is provided for. Our estate services are designed to protect your investments and your family and loved one’s financial future.
The following is an example of the basic estate planning documentation upon which we counsel and recommend that each client have in order to protect both the client and all family members:

  • Last Wills
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Durable Health Care Powers of Attorney

Business Formation

Selecting the proper organizational form for a new business starts with the goals and objectives of the prospective owners. We assess the immediate needs as well as long term goals as the business grows and matures. Our process begins with a review of the scope and nature of the business activity.  We will then counsel on the advantages or disadvantages in the formation of corporations, S corps, personal service corporations, professional corporations, general partnerships, limited partnerships, LLCs, LLPs, joint ventures, business trusts, not-for-profits and sole proprietorships.