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.
Why Choose Finkel Law Firm LLC for Probate Matters?
Expertise in Probate Law: Our Columbia probate attorneys specialize in probate law, possessing a deep understanding of the legal processes involved in administering estates, resolving disputes, and ensuring the orderly distribution of assets.
Compassionate Client Service: Losing a loved one is a sensitive and emotional experience. Finkel Law Firm LLC provides compassionate client service, offering support and guidance throughout the probate process while respecting the unique needs and wishes of each client.
Efficient and Transparent Processes: We are committed to making the probate process as efficient and transparent as possible. Our team of Columbia probate lawyers work diligently to navigate the legal requirements, minimizing delays and ensuring a smooth administration of the estate.
Legal Services for Probate Matters in South Carolina
Estate Administration: Our Probate Lawyers assist executors and administrators in fulfilling their duties, including the inventory of assets, payment of debts, and distribution of assets to heirs and beneficiaries.
Will Contests and Disputes: In situations where disputes arise over the validity of a will or the rightful distribution of assets, we provide strategic legal representation to resolve conflicts through negotiation or litigation.
Probate Litigation: Finkel Law Firm LLC has a proven track record in probate litigation, representing clients in contested matters such as claims against the estate, challenges to wills, and disputes among heirs..
Your Partners in Probate
At Finkel Law Firm LLC, we understand that the probate process can be overwhelming, especially during a time of loss. If you require the services of a Probate Lawyer in Columbia, contact us for a confidential consultation. Let our experienced and compassionate team be your trusted partners in navigating the legal intricacies of probate and ensuring that your loved one's wishes are carried out with the utmost care and professionalism.
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.
- 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 to speak with a probate lawyer near you!
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