Probate

What is Probate and How to Probate a Will in South Carolina?

Probate of a will or estate administration is the process to distribute property of a deceased loved one through probate court according to a will or by law if there is no will. We can help clear up problem areas you may face before, during or after the pendency of your probate case.

Probate attorneys and probate lawyers can help you with the probate of a will and a number of problems you may find when dealing with the Probate Courts. Estate administration is only one way that a probate lawyer or probate attorney can help. There are a lot of problems listed below that may or may not require court action. Our probate lawyers can help resolve these issues, save money, get your case closed and help the family move on from death.


For Personal Representatives or Executors

Common problems you can find in your probate case include:

  • Drafting and filing a deed of distribution: when you need one, drafting and where to file.
  • Dealing with creditors: how to use the law to protect from creditors
  • Paying bills and beneficiaries properly: there is a priority for who gets paid and when
  • Accounting: keep beneficiaries properly informed to avoid disputes

For Beneficiaries

How to ensure your interest in an estate or by Will is protected.

  • Requesting an accounting from a probate case
  • Get a copy of a probate will
  • Get copies of probate court records
  • When to expect payment: there is a certain amount of time
  • What filings you should receive and how to request the information
  • When and how to request a hearing to get things done

For Creditors

Unfortunately, you may need to jump through some hoops, but we can help.

  • Determining whether the estate can afford to pay
  • How and when to properly file a claim: theres is a limited time to file.
  • How to deal with a disallowance: filing for allowance of a disallowed claim
  • When to negotiate a creditor's claim
  • Requesting the sale of property to fulfill your claim

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