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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
Review: “I will consider him and his staff for any future legal needs that I encounter. David always seemed to have my best interests at heart. His staff was always helpful and ready to help with any concerns I had.”
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Wrongful Death, Real Estate
I joined Provence Messervy in 2015, where my practice focuses on probate and real property litigation, estate planning and probate administration. Previously, I practiced in the real estate, litigation, and estate planning divisions of a large Cha...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate
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. We serve clients throughout South Carolina, with most of our work in Dor...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Litigation, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Corporate & Incorporation
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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.