When a loved one passes, navigating the legal issues that surround a death are especially difficult while a family is grieving. Our firm has extensive knowledge and experience in guiding family members through this process with understanding and compassion.
Probate Administration and Litigation: If you have been appointed as the Personal Representative or, on the contrary, the deceased had no will, we can help you through the confusing probate administration process. We can also help if you feel that the appointed personal representative is mishandling the estate.
Trust Administration and Litigation: Trusts have become quite commonplace in the estate planning process but a trustee bears the fiduciary responsibility of properly administering the trust. Our firm also handles trust administration and litigation issues. We have extensive experience with the probate courts in South Carolina, so if you have any questions regarding the process, please come in for a consultation.
Guardianships and Conservatorships: When an individual becomes incapacitated and that individual is without a general durable power of attorney or health care power of attorney, the probate court can step in and appoint a guardian and/or conservator to assist the incapacitated individual. A guardian handles the health care decisions for the individual and the conservator handles the financial affairs of the individual. The scope of the guardian’s and/or conservator’s authority, vary on a case by case basis. A conservator may also be appointed for a minor who receives assets of $10,000 or more. If you are seeking advice concerning a guardianship or conservatorship, please contact our firm for a consultation.
The information on this website is not legal advice and is intended for general information purposes only. You should consult an attorney for advice concerning your specific legal issue. You are welcome to contact our firm for a consultation. Please be aware that contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship.