After spending my first eleven years in public service as the Dorchester County Probate Judge, I decided to join my partner and open a local law firm to assist others in navigating their way through the judicial system. Despite the economic downtu...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Wrongful Death, Mediation, Estate Planning
Evan Guthrie is licensed to practice law throughout the state of South Carolina. The Evan Guthrie Law Firm 164 Market Street Suite 362 Charleston SC 29401 843-926-3813
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Divorce & Separation, Car Accidents
I have always been three things: a problem solver, a hard worker, and compassionate. As a law student, I was recognized for volunteering more than 100 pro bono hours. I also had an opportunity to volunteer for the Center for Heirs Property, offer...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Family, Guardianship
Get the legal help you need at a fixed price. No hidden fees or long-term commitment.
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.