Bill is a third generation attorney, tracing back to a small town New Jersey... more
Bill is a third generation attorney, tracing back to a small town New Jersey practice established by his grandfather in the early 1900's. From an early age, he was immersed in the expectation that attorneys were held to a higher standard, and that the law was a calling to help and protect others, rather than a license to take advantage of them. Bill has the breadth of legal and life expe... view profile
I moved to South Carolina from Michigan in 2006 to be near family. Prior to law... more
I moved to South Carolina from Michigan in 2006 to be near family. Prior to law school, I worked in politics for 10 years, spending time in the Office of the Governor and holding positions in the state legislature and various campaigns. In 2006, I earned my law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. I practice in estate planning, probate, real estate, business formation, family law and specia... view profile
James E. Reeves, P.A. was established in April of 2001 by James E. (Jimmy) Reeves... more
James E. Reeves, P.A. was established in April of 2001 by James E. (Jimmy) Reeves after he had worked with the law firm of Barnwell Whaley Patterson Helms, LLC since 1993. Weserve clients throughout South Carolina, with most of our work in Dorchester, Berkeley, Charleston and Colleton counties. The firm provides a wide range of legal services regarding both transactional and litigation issues.
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.