Get Answers And Guidance In Estate Administration
You may be an executor or personal representative for a South Carolina estate, a beneficiary of a will, a creditor or a business partner of a recently deceased person. You may be a close family member of someone who died without a will. Regardless of your interest in an estate, you need straight answers and a workable plan. Whatever your circumstances, at Thompson & King, we are here to offer the advice and assistance you are looking for.
As lifelong residents of Anderson, South Carolina, we work hard to serve our neighbors well. Our attorneys have a combined total of 75 years of experience. With every new case and client, we continue to build our reputation for quality legal counsel. We fiercely guard our clients’ trust and honor their need for confidentiality.
Understand The Road Map And The Destination
We assume that your goal is to administer and close an estate in accordance with the law and, to the greatest degree possible, in agreement with the wishes of the deceased. You can count on personalized, efficient counsel and representation when you work with a probate law attorney from Thompson & King. With our clear direction, you can efficiently proceed through the necessary steps, such as the following:
- Petition the court to open probate and approve of or appoint an executor, as needed
- Notify beneficiaries and creditors that the estate has been opened
- Identify and determine the value of assets
- File a final tax return, pay taxes owed and pay creditors as required
- Distribute assets to the beneficiaries named in the will or, if there is no will, to heirs as determined by South Carolina’s inheritance laws
- Transfer ownership of assets as needed
- Close the estate once all steps have been completed
Perhaps the estate that you are responsible for has assets in one or more wills and/or assets held in joint ownership. Our lawyers can advise you on other necessary legal matters.
Manage The Process Without Delays, With Our Help
When the administration of an estate drags on, complications have a way of coming up. Will contests and other types of probate litigation may come to light. You may be accused of breach of your fiduciary duty if you mismanage the estate. Prevent and resolve problems such as these with confidence that comes from working with experienced, local attorneys.