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While a will is the foundation of your estate plan, over half of adults aged 55 to 64 do not have a will. If you die without a will in place, the state will decide how your assets are distributed. Since South Carolina laws around wills and estates are complicated, get help with your will from a South Carolina law firm with experience in estate planning.
No matter the size of your estate, you should have a will in place. If you don’t, then the state divides your assets among your surviving relatives. Any verbal promises you made to friends, family, or charities will not be honored if this happens.
When you die without a will, you make things harder on your loved ones. In addition to the grief they feel at your passing, they have to face grief over the formulaic division of assets, often knowing that it’s not what you would have wanted if you had only taken the time.
While “do it yourself” wills are popular, they are not comprehensive. Boilerplate wills may be outdated or overly broad. When you use a form that requires you to tick a box to divide your assets, the risks are high that you’ll make contradictory choices, setting the stage for a drawn-out court battle. Rather than use an online template for something so important, let our attorney develop paperwork that reflects your wishes, protects your family, and delivers valuable peace of mind that your assets are protected.
At Pozsik & Carpenter, we can put together a will, revise a will, or work with you to develop a comprehensive estate planning package. To start the process of drafting a will, call 803-764-1105 today.
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