Estate Planning and Probate
Greenville Estate Planning Attorney
Estate Planning After A Divorce
You may not have thought of this before, but now that the divorce is final, it's time to re-examine your will. If your spouse was named as your executor, you'll want to get his or her name off the document. You may also want to make a clearer designation of your heirs if children were born after the will was written and signed. It doesn't take long to update a will. A Greenville estate planning lawyer can make these changes for you and avoid court disputes in the future.
A Probate Lawyer To Settle Your Affairs
When a person dies in South Carolina and leaves a last will and testament, the will must be presented to the court within 30 days of the person's death. Failure to do so is a misdemeanor.
A probate attorney opens and closes the estate so the assets can be transferred to the heirs. He or she pays off any outstanding bills and makes sure documents are filed on time. Distribution of assets can be held up if the documents are not filed in a timely fashion. Overall, you can expect probate to last from eight months to a year.
Bobby Mann is a probate attorney at Temple & Mann. He can help you draft a health care directive or living will and draw up a power of attorney so a person you designate can act for you in legal matters if you are not able. He can also help you appoint a conservator or guardian.
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If you need to write a will or have it modified, contact the lawyers at Temple & Mann.