The proceeds of a wrongful death action are paid to the statutory wrongful death beneficiaries or the intestate heirs. This is often the spouse and children, with grandchildren receiving the portion of their pre-deceased parent. The spouse gets 50% and the children split 50% equally between them. If there are no children the spouse gets...Read more
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- As the personal representative what kind of things do I need to think about before I settle my friend’s estate?
- My father named my mother, then me as his attorney-in-facts in a financial power of attorney. Both my parents are now in care facilities and not competent. Am I automatically in charge or does something more need to be done?
- What is a life estate deed?
- If someone dies in a car accident and he is not at fault, who receives the insurance settlement monies, the people named in the will or the heirs-at- law?
- Things are changing for my parents and I feel I need to address early care and monetary issues with my siblings when they visit from out of state at Christmas. How do I begin?
Many people, like myself, have decorated a spare bedroom with boxes of old medical insurance reimbursement statements and tax returns. While interesting to grandchildren that you only earned $6,000 annually...
I’m putting together my New Year Resolutions and wondered what you thought I should include about disability, elder law and estate planning.Here is my list of favorites: 1. Be kind to someone daily.It’s incredibly good for your soul and as part of this resolution you need to see your estate plan...
I have children here and in Pennsylvania and are trying to decide where to retire. I heard something about filial responsibility laws and want to know if they exist in South Carolina.South Carolina does not have a filial responsibility law or a law that makes an adult child responsible to provide support for an indigent or impoverished parent seeking support from...
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