Erin A. Cook is the owner of Estate Planning of SC, LLC. Prior to starting her own... more
Erin A. Cook is the owner of Estate Planning of SC, LLC. Prior to starting her own firm in 2008, Erin spent 7 years as an associate with two highly respected firms in Columbia, South Carolina. Her practice concentrates on both taxable and nontaxable estate planning; probate and trust administration and prenuptial agreements. Erin received her B.A. in English from Winthrop University, h... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.