Everyone should have a carefully drafted estate plan and it is never too early to get your estate plan created. If you die without a will, the state determines how your assets are distributed under South Carolina’s intestate succession laws. The attorneys at Ayers, Smithdeal & Bettis, P.C., in Greenwood, South Carolina, help people just like you get their estate plan created so that they can have peace of mind knowing that their family will be protected.
Careful Estate Planning — Tailored to Your Needs
Everyone has unique concerns or circumstances that may require special consideration when drafting a will or creating a trust. At Ayers, Smithdeal & Bettis, P.C., we listen. We work personally with each client to ensure we fully understand their needs and goals for their estate plan. We then carefully create a plan that meets those needs. Our estate planning services include:
- Last Will and Testament
- Trusts (living trusts and testamentary trusts)
- Health care power of attorney or living will
- Durable power of attorney
Whether your goal is to plan for how your heirs will inherit your property or for potential future incapacity or asset protection, we can create a plan that suits your needs. Call us 855-213-4405 for a consultation. Or use our online form.
Efficient Guidance Through Probate or Estate Administration
When a loved one dies, his or her assets must first pass through the process known as probate or estate administration before assets can be distributed to heirs. At the Greenwood law firm of Ayers, Smithdeal & Bettis, P.C., our attorneys assist personal representatives (administrators or executors) with all aspects of the estate administration or probate process, including:
- Getting the Will validated by the Probate Court
- Appointing the Personal Representative
- Estate inventory
- Paying outstanding debts
- Resolving probate disputes
- Filing and paying taxes
- Final accounting
- Disbursing remaining assets to heirs
At Ayers, Smithdeal & Bettis, P.C., we ensure that all notification and filing requirements are complied with and that the process is completed as smoothly as possible.
Contact Our Greenwood, South Carolina Law Office
Whether you are considering your estate planning needs or need assistance through probate, we can help. Call us 855-213-4405 for a consultation. Or use our online form.