South Carolina Estate Planning Laws
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None of us want to think about our friends, loved ones, or ourselves passing away, but as one of the certainties of life, it will happen. And it’s best to have a plan in place for when it does. An estate is an individual's property - personal belongings, real estate, and other holdings - and when he or she dies, the estate is distributed according to a will or, if there is no will, left up to the probate courts. South Carolina’s estate planning laws set out requirements for creating a valid will, identify methods for declaring your wishes regarding life-prolonging medical procedures, and describe the probate process.
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