Guiding You Through The Complex Process Of Estate Distribution

Have you been named the administrator or executor of a family member's estate in South Carolina? First of all, it's an honor. That person trusted you enough to give you this important job. At the same time, it is an important responsibility. You may not even live in South Carolina. You need to know about the probate process and the laws the state uses to govern this process. Now is the time when you need the help of an experienced lawyer.

Guiding You Through The South Carolina Probate Process

That's where we come in. Here at Doughty Law Firm, LLC, in North Charleston, South Carolina, we offer caring, compassionate assistance to make things go as smoothly as possible.

As a firm, our goal is to guide families though the South Carolina probate process. Attorney Thad Doughty represents people named as administrators and executors of estates. He also represents family members and beneficiaries who want an experienced probate lawyer to protect their inheritance.

For those who live out of state, we can handle most issues by phone and email. We value communication and will work hard to answer your questions quickly and easily.

Probate Duties

Examples of duties that may have to be carried out during probate include:

  • Taking inventory of assets
  • Paying taxes
  • Paying bills
  • Selling assets
  • Distributing assets in accordance with the will
  • Working with beneficiaries and the court
  • Dealing with any contests to the will

This last step, if it happens, can grow incredibly complex. A contested will ends up in court and officials have to decide if the contest has merit and how to approach it. Disputes often happen when siblings do not believe the will reflects what a parent wanted, perhaps because it does not offer what they believe to be a fair distribution.

If you would like to learn more about any step in the South Carolina probate process, call our attorneys at 843-501-9342 or get in touch with us online.