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Don't fear becoming the administrator of an estate: Learn more

Probate is a word that some people fear because it means that a person they love has passed away and the estate has to be dealt with. Keep in mind that it is an honor to be the administrator of an estate. It means that the person you love trusts you to carry out their wishes, even though they're not there to make sure you do.

If you are not from South Carolina, then it's important that you contact an attorney within the state to learn more about the probate process. During probate, you may need to fulfill several duties including:

  • Paying bills
  • Selling assets
  • Distributing assets to beneficiaries or heirs
  • Dealing with will contests
  • Paying taxes
  • Taking an inventory of assets
  • Working with the court and/or beneficiaries

If this seems overwhelming, remember that there is help available. For most people, the first time they're the administrator of an estate is the only time, so there's little need to learn about it in the long-term. However, if you've been given this important role, getting some quick information from your attorney can help prevent you from making mistakes that could result in liabilities.

Whether you're facing a family member who wants to contest the will or just want to learn more about probate and what steps you'll have to take to resolve your loved one's estate, our site can help. We have more information, so you can learn about probate and decide if you want to continue as the executor. If not, we can also help you turn to the court to have a new administrator appointed.

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