I joined Hull Barrett in 1980 andam a senior partner in the Aiken office of the firm.... more
I joined Hull Barrett in 1980 andam a senior partner in the Aiken office of the firm. I practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, and business/corporate law and have extensive experience on wealth transfer issues for individuals and owners of closely held businesses, the administration of decedents estates, as well as residential and commercial real estate transactions and... view profile
I have practiced primarily in the areas of estate planning, tax, probate and real... more
I have practiced primarily in the areas of estate planning, tax, probate and real estate since I was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2007. I graduated, cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in 2006, and I completed the Graduate Law Program in Estate Planning at the University of Miami in 2009. During my time in practice I have assisted clients by drafting wills an... view profile
My practice is about increasing the QUALITY OF LIFE of my clients. I have a client... more
My practice is about increasing the QUALITY OF LIFE of my clients. I have a client centered focus, not an attorney centered focus. If I can help you, I will. If I can't I will be honest and up front and then get you to the right professional that can make a difference.
Andrea G. Farmer was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but has resided in... more
Andrea G. Farmer was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but has resided in Rutherford County since 1996. After attending Isothermal Community College for two years, Andrea transferred her studies to Wofford College, where she received a B.S. in Business Economics and a B.A. in Government in 2000. In 2001, she began attending law school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she... view profile
I am a husband, a father, and a lawyer. As a lawyer, I help people preserve their... more
I am a husband, a father, and a lawyer. As a lawyer, I help people preserve their family's values, assets, and final wishes, so they can enjoy peace of mind. I'm an estate planning and elder law attorney. While education and experience are important, the real reason I have a passion for this work is that I've lost so many people who were so close to me: both my grandfathers died when I w... view profile
Mitchell C. Paynereceived his Masters in Accounting from the University of South... more
Mitchell C. Paynereceived his Masters in Accounting from the University of South Carolinas Moore School of Business, and his Law Degree from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law. Mr. Payne has been representing South Carolina families for 25 years, concentrating his practice in the fields of Elder Law, Medicaid Eligibility, Veterans Benefits,Long Term Care Planning, Disability Law, Nu... view profile
Steve practices primarily in the area of trust, probate and elder law. He has... more
Steve practices primarily in the area of trust, probate and elder law. He has extensive experience and education in helping families and individuals protect, grow and direct their wealth. He is a member of WealthCounsel, the foremost estate planning legal consortium which provides software and in-depth education. His two offices are in Travelers Rest, South Carolina and Silver Springs/Oc... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.