Michaelhas been a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1977 and is certified by... more
Michaelhas been a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1977 and is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law. An attorney in South Carolina can not call themselves a specialist, expert or certified unless they are certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court. Michaelhas been a resident of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina since 1978 ... view profile
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
John L. Wilson, Managing Shareholder, holds a BS in Administrative Management, with... more
John L. Wilson, Managing Shareholder, holds a BS in Administrative Management, with Honor, from Clemson University (1978) and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina, School of Law (1981). John concentrates his 31 year law practice in residential and commercial real estate, mediation, probate, estate planning and business law. Admitted to the SC Bar in 1981, he is admitted t... 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.