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Estate Planning for Millennials

As a Millennial, you might feel like you are too young for estate planning. But the fact is, once you turn 18, you need to have certain documents in order to protect you. Estate planning is not just for your parents or people who have a lot money and real estate. Estate planning is for every age…

Trusts for Beginners

A Trust is one of the safest methods of estate transfer to your designated beneficiaries. It allows another party (the Trustee) to act on your behalf as the authority to your assets. Most people choose to set up a Trust to avoid Probate, and help ease burdens to heirs and/or to plan for incapacity…

Teach Your Children Well

Currently, Baby Boomers are the wealthiest generation of all time, and they are set to leave their wealth to their children, generally of the X and Y (Millennial) generation. With mounting college loans, and the rising cost of living, Millennials are poised to inherit the vast majority of their…

What is Probate & How We Can Help

Probate is the legal process by which an estate is settled. Literally speaking, Probate means to “prove” a Will is valid after someone passes away. That means making sure the inheritance goes to the right heirs and that all of the deceased’s wishes are carried out. Not all Wills are legally sound,…

Legacy Planning

You’ve worked hard to build what you have. So, it’s only natural that you want to establish and nurture a legacy that will last for years or even decades after you are gone. You are also more than just your name or your estate. You are a caring and giving person, who also has a legacy to be shared…

Why DIY Wills & Trusts Don’t Work

DIY Wills and Trusts seem practical and easier, but wind up being quite costly and dangerous. The sense of control you may get from creating your own Will can also be found creating one safely with an estate planning lawyer. And it may even cost you less money. The appreciation…

Grab Your Hurricane “Go Kit”

With Hurricane season officially underway and at least nine named storms already, 2020 is shaping up to be very active. According to Colorado State University researchers Philip Klotzbach, Michael M. Bell, and Jhordanne Jones, “Coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making…

Estate Planning 101

Have you ever wondered just what Estate Planning really is? The term “estate” can be deceiving. It doesn’t necessarily mean a large sprawling homestead. In fact, in the eyes of the law, an “estate” is simply all the property you own, both outright and jointly—including bank accounts, real estate,..

Welcome to the Lowcountry!

Welcome to the Lowcountry! If you are one of the thousands of folks who moved to Charleston this year, welcome! Charleston is now growing at 3X the rate of the US population. With 38 new residents moving here a day, Charleston is the 74th most popular city in the nation. To round things out, Mount…