South Carolina Estate Planning Lawyer Provides Comprehensive Counsel
Trusted Greenville firm develops a program suited to your needs
Preparing for life changes can be intimidating and the complexities associated with estate planning might make things even more difficult. Fortunately, an experienced lawyer can relieve your burden and craft a program that preserves your assets and transfers them efficiently when the time comes. The Dennison Law Firm, P.C. in Greenville is dedicated to building comprehensive estate plans that give Upstate South Carolina clients the security they deserve. Carole Dennison has practiced law for more than 30 years and is well versed in the legal standards governing wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other legal instruments. Moreover, I know that your legacy is about much more than shifting property, which is why I give each client personal attention and develop plans that truly reflect how you want to be remembered.
Experienced attorney creates wills, trusts and power of attorney documents
Working with an accomplished attorney lets you take advantage of estate planning methods that might not be apparent to others or included within generic legal documents. My firm adheres to the highest professional standards when creating:
- Wills — I walk clients through the drafting process, making an inventory of your assets and minimizing the potential for any ambiguities or disputes. Should a simple will suffice, I’ll make sure you understand the importance of appointing a suitable personal representative and clearly outline how real and personal property should be allocated. When tax issues, complex assets or other factors demand more extensive legal treatment, I’ll ensure that you have a clear perspective on your options. You should also remember that many things can change once a will has been completed. My firm can also help you review and revise a previously created will if necessary.
- Trusts — These fiduciary arrangements, though sometimes associated with the very wealthy, can be valuable to anyone who owns property and has ideas on how they want their assets distributed. Trusts safeguard the transfer of assets through a third party and can serve other purposes, such as bypassing probate or providing financial support for a child with special needs.
- Powers of attorney — You should be able to maintain control over your healthcare decisions, even in the event of an incapacitating medical condition. By drafting a healthcare power of attorney, I can help you designate an agent who will carry out your instructions in the event you are unable to communicate. Should you choose to place authority over financial matters into someone else’s hands during a medical crisis, my firm will draft a durable power of attorney that details how that will be carried out and by whom.
- Guardianships — An essential parental responsibility is making sure that children are protected no matter what comes along. I help parents determine what types of instructions they want to give concerning the guardianship of their minor sons and daughters. Once a decision is made, I’ll draft a clear direction to be included with your will.
Although this area of law can be complex, your experience with it does not need to be. Working with the right estate planning lawyer can make all the difference. No downloadable form can address your personal values or priorities. In a consultation to discuss your objectives and circumstances, I’ll explain how I can help you meet your estate planning goals. Whether you’re looking to protect valuable family heirlooms, establish a trust for minor children or meet some other unique need, my firm will go over your options in a clear, friendly manner.
Contact an accomplished South Carolina estate planning lawyer for a free consultation
The Dennison Law Firm, P.C., located in Greenville, serves estate planning clients throughout Upstate South Carolina. To make an appointment for a free 30-minute discussion of your estate planning needs with an experienced attorney, please call 864-214-2463 or contact me online.