The attorneys of Chasteen Law have extensive experience in matters of estate administration and probate in South Carolina. In our decades of collective experience, we have guided many people and families through estate matters while developing a strong reputation among our clients, peers and local court staff.
The Probate Process
The probate process is complex and may differ depending on the estate. However, it typically involves:
- Filing the will with the appropriate South Carolina county probate court
- Developing the fairest, most efficient strategy for probating the estate
- Finding and collecting the deceased’s assets
- Closing and opening appropriate bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying any applicable estate taxes
- Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
- Locating beneficiaries
- Overseeing asset distribution
- Hiring experts when appropriate
- Settling any disputes that may arise during the process
In the event of a dispute, we represent the interests of executors, beneficiaries and other interested parties in probate litigation. We have secured substantial verdicts and settlements on our clients’ behalf.
If you have been designated as an estate executor or personal representative, the thought of administering your loved one’s entire estate can be daunting — but you do not have to. Our attorneys will represent your interests in your county probate court and oversee your case so you can get back to your life.
Contact Our Knowledge Probate Administration Lawyers
From our offices in Greenville, we represent people in probate courts throughout upstate South Carolina. To learn more about our practice and arrange a consultation, we invite you to send us an email or call us at 864-326-3124 or 800-559-3984 toll free.