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What counts as a probate asset following the death of a relative?

A question that a lot of people have following a relative’s death is what counts as a probate asset and what does not count as a probate asset.  For some assets, the use of the word “and” or “or” can… Read Full Article »

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Is there a penalty for violating an Executive Order?

So what is the penalty for violating an Executive Order? Section 16-7-10 of the South Carolina Code of Laws informs us that during a State of Emergency, it is unlawful to violate the Governor’s Order. Continue reading

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