South Carolina Estate Planning Attorney
Estate Planning Lawyers Serving Marion, Florence, Dillon, Conway, Mullins, Nichols and Latta
Developing a comprehensive estate plan is crucial to ensure that decisions regarding your medical care and the division of your property comply with your end-of-life wishes. A good estate plan can protect your interests, including minimizing taxes and probate delays, and hopefully reduce the chances of family disputes following your death. Moreover, if you have minor children, it will give you control over who will take care of them once you are gone.
The law firm of Battle & Allen, P.A., has extensive experience in developing estate plans in accordance with South Carolina law. We can help you craft an estate plan that takes all of your needs and goals into consideration.
If you need help developing an estate plan, contact Harry Allen IV, the estate planning lawyer at Battle & Allen. He can be reached at 843-423-3003.
Battle & Allen’s offices are located in historic downtown Marion, and the firm serves clients throughout Marion, Florence, Dillon and Horry Counties, including Conway.
Estate Planning in South Carolina
Contrary to what some might think, an estate plan is important regardless of whether your assets are large or small. Legally speaking, an estate includes everything you own. You may choose to distribute those assets however you wish if you have a solid estate plan, which is why you should hire an attorney with expertise in handling end-of-life matters.
Remember that estate planning involves more than just drafting a will. How would you feel if you had traumatic accident or medical emergency that doctors say will leave you with a quality of life that is unacceptable to you, but you cannot communicate those wishes to your loved ones? In those cases, an estate plan can include directives that dictate what types of life-saving measures may be performed if you cannot make those decisions for yourself.
In summary, estate planning includes but is not limited to:
- Wills and trusts;
- Living wills;
- Advanced health care directives;
- Powers of attorney; and
- Ways to avoid probate.
Contact a South Carolina an estate planning lawyer at Battle & Allen today by calling 843-423-3003, or click here to fill out an online contact form.