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
The Lowcountry Law Office on Aging, Mental Health Disabilities, LLCfocuses... more
The Lowcountry Law Office on Aging, Mental Health Disabilities, LLCfocuses exclusively on the representation of seniors, individuals struggling with mental illnesses, physical disabilities and their families. We assist clients with the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, living wills, as well as revocable (living) trusts and irrevocable trusts for Medicaid, Life Insurance, and Special Ne... 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.