Experienced Guidance In Estate Administration

It often feels as though our lives are defined by paperwork. Unfortunately, the paperwork doesn't end when someone dies — at least not right away. When a loved one passes away, South Carolina law requires that their estate be settled through the probate process. If you were named as the Personal Representative of that person's estate, it is your responsibility to ensure that this process is completed thoroughly and in a timely manner.

Estate administration is not an easy or quick task. That's why most people seek the help of an experienced attorney. At The Dennison Law Firm, we are proud to guide and assist personal representatives as they fulfill their important duties. These include:

  • Obtaining a copy of the death certificate
  • Filing the death certificate with the Probate Court in the decedent's county of residence
  • Accounting for all property and assets named in the decedent's will
  • Distributing property and assets according to the will
  • Paying final debts owed by the estate
  • Filing final tax returns (when necessary)
  • Working with any creditors that file a claim against the estate

Probating can take up to one year and involve many confusing legal documents. Thankfully, the help of a good lawyer can make the process considerably easier and far less time-consuming.

Contact An Estate Administration Attorney Today

With an office in Greenville, The Dennison Law Firm serves clients throughout The Upstate of South Carolina. To learn more about what our firm can do for you as the Personal Representative of your loved one's estate, contact us at 864-626-6514 for a free, initial 30-minute consultation. You can also send us an email.