In most states the law allows a surviving spouse to make an election against decedent’s will to ensure the surviving spouse receives a fair inheritance. In South Carolina the percentage for an elective share is 1/3 of the “probate estate”. The elective share replaced the old English concept of dower which gave a woman...Read more
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- How does an elective share work?
- I am planning to travel abroad with friends, not family. I have a living will and a health care power of attorney naming my daughter as my agent. Are these documents still valid in another country?
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Bigamy is when a person who was previously married and never obtained a divorce marries another person. Bigamy is a felony in the state of South Carolina. If a person...
YES 1. What requirements must be met for a couple to be recognized as common law married in South Carolina? ♦ The couple must agree to be married. ♦ The...
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