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August 14, 2019

What Can Happen to Your Business When You Die or Become Incapacitated

Preparing your company for your incapacity or death is vital to its survival. If you haven’t planned appropriately, your business can be disrupted, harming your customers, employees, vendors, and ulti...

February 7, 2019

You may have just spent the holidays with your parents and noticed that your dad keeps losing his keys or that your mom often repeats phrases or stories in the same conversation. Or, your parents may currently be in great health.

Regardless, we highly encourage you to f...

December 20, 2018

A Guide for How Much to Share and With Whom

Most of us don’t feel comfortable sharing the details of our tax returns, unless we have to, say for a mortgage. But, your estate plan, an important part of having your affairs in order, is a bit different. You might be wonder...

November 20, 2018

Why It’s Time to Talk with Your Family & Your Estate Planning Attorney

There’s no perfect time to broach the subject of estate planning with your family. We all know that everyone passes away eventually, but many of us often want to conveniently forget that reality...

August 27, 2018

For certain clients, a Trust of some kind may be essential for a variety of reasons.  However, many of them fall victim to one common mistake:

“Once I sign my documents, everything is done, and I can live peacefully knowing that my affairs are in order.” 

Unfortunately,...

July 12, 2017

I invite you to experience a common conversation I have with clients regarding their estate planning:

Client: For “x” reason I want to avoid probate so I added my daughter as an owner of my house, so when I pass away, my house will not go through probate.

Me: That is tru...

June 2, 2016

A Check-Up of Your Incapacity & End-of-Life Plans

If you do not have a valid Will or Trust, then South Carolina law will determine how your assets pass, to whom they pass, and when they pass. In such a situation, your estate can be subject to unnecessary delays and expe...

March 10, 2016

If you break it down, a lawsuit is filed every 2 seconds and the divorce rate has been as high as 50% within the last 10 years. People typically plan to leave everything they own outright to their spouse, children or other people when they pass away.  Given these reali...