Columbia Probate Lawyer

South Carolina Probate Laws

Probate is the process of filing and validating a will in the court system. It includes paying the debts and taxes of the deceased individual, whether that is based on the information provided in the will or according to the law of South Carolina. Not only does the firm help individuals administer the estate of a loved one, but it also helps clients with litigation cases associated with probate. A person, usually a surviving spouse or an adult child, is appointed by the court if there is no Will, or nominated by the deceased person's Will. Once appointed, this person, called an executor or Personal Representative, has the legal authority to gather and value the assets owned by the estate, to pay bills, and to distribute the assets to the heirs or beneficiaries.

The law firm offers skilled probate litigation for individuals who are faced with the following issues:

  • Contested wills
  • Contested trusts
  • Probate fraud
  • Abuse of power of attorney

Probate disputes often arise from abuse of an individual's fiduciary duty as a guardian or the agent under a power of attorney. There is always the potential for fraud or abuse when an individual has power over another person's finances. If you are facing any issue involving probate, the firm can examine your situation during a case evaluation. Surviving loved ones can rely on the trial-tested lawyers to help them ensure that the estate is administered according to the wishes of the decedent.

Call (843)-593-0399 for Caring Legal Counsel

After suffering the loss of a loved one, there is no way to cure the pain that you are experiencing. The South Carolina attorneys at Finkel Law Firm LLC can help you resolve the difficult legal issues involved in probate administration. The firm was founded in 1970, and its attorneys have the experience needed to navigate the legal aspects of the probate process.

Why Finkel Law Firm LLC Is the Right Choice

  • Serving South Carolina for 50+ years
  • Attorneys Selected for Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers®
  • Personal, Dedicated Legal Care for Each Client
  • Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau

When individuals approach the firm to discuss the administration of a loved one's will, these South Carolina lawyers provide their experience and understanding of the law to help clients navigate each step of the way. Finkel Law Firm LLC offers legal representation to residents of Columbia, Charleston, and other nearby areas.

Do not hesitate to contact the firm at your earliest convenience!

Serving the people and businesses of South Carolina for over fifty years.