Probate & Administration of Estate
Our experienced Probate & Administration of Estate attorneys at the Dobson Law Group, provide a broad range of probate law, probate matters including the administration of estate legal services for individuals and their families in Greenville and throughout the Upstate of South Carolina. If you or a family member is currently involved or facing the probate process it is important that you seek legal counsel. Our Probate and Administration of Estate lawyers can provide representation to protect your interests and advocate for your rights.
South Carolina Probate Process
Probate is the judicial process whereby a decedent’s final debts may be settled and legal title to the decedent’s property held in the decedent’s name alone and not otherwise distributed by law is transferred to heirs and beneficiaries. If the decedent had a will, and property subject to probate, the probate process begins when the executor presents the will for probate in a courthouse in the county where the decedent resided or owned property. The executor is nominated by the decedent in their last will. In the case where no will is present, someone is must petition the court to appoint him or her as administrator of the estate. Often, this is the spouse or an adult child of the decedent. Upon the appointment by the court, the executor or administrator becomes the legal representative of the estate. Our Probate of Estate lawyer can assist you through this process.
Steps in Probate Process the Administrator or Executor is Responsible For
- Validate the will
- Resolving will contests or disputes
- Petition to appoint an Executor or Administrator of the estate.
- Petition filing to decedent’s county probate court (where decedent resided or owned property) and notification requirements
- Asset collection, inventory and appraisal of estate
- Resolving all litigation matters; trust litigation or probate litigation
- Final inventory preparation and estate closing documents
- Estate closing
- Notice to all heirs under the will or no will exists, notice to statutory heirs
- Distribution of estate debt to creditors, resolving all creditor claims against the estate
- Preparation, filing and payment of estate taxes
- Final distribution of estate assets to heirs or statutory heirs
The experienced Probate and Estate Law attorneys at the Dobson Law Group understand the importance and issues surrounding Probate and Estate Law. We can help to address outstanding issues, claims against the estate, and help situations where there is no will and designated estate executor or administrator.
Consult a South Carolina Probate & Estate Law Attorney in Greenville SC
If you or a family member is currently involved or facing the probate process, we encourage you to contact an experienced Probate and Estate Law lawyer at the Dobson Law Group to discuss your options and requirements at (864)271-8171 or online to schedule an initial consultation.
The Dobson Law Group provides Probate & Administration legal services to clients in Greenville County and throughout South Carolina including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, and Union County. We are licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia.