Category Archives: Wills and Probate

Can an ex-spouse inherit an estate?

What happens when you are separated but you have not gotten divorced and your spouse dies?

Despite some people’s beliefs, simply living separate and apart from your spouse for some extended period does not divorce you from your spouse. You must have a final divorce decree (or annulment) that has been signed by the Judge and filed in the Clerk of Court’s Office to terminate your marital status for purposes of determining marital rights. Continue reading

What happens if you don’t have a will in South Carolina?

The laws contained in Title 62, the Probate Code, of the South Carolina Code of Laws will determine how your estate will be divided.  In simplified form, the division of your estate will occur as follows if you do not… Read Full Article »

Do I Need a Will?

A will is probably one of the most important documents that you should have, but it is something that far too many people fail to create before it is too late. A will provides piece of mind for you and… Read Full Article »