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Elder Law & Estate Planning Center

Brian T. Treacy, LLC


The Elder Law & Estate Planning Center (located in Bluffton , South Carolina) is a full service South Carolina Estate Planning Law Firm. Elder Law & Estate Planning focuses on fundamental estate planning, Elder Law, Veterans benefits, wills & trust planning, powers of attorney, Medicaid application & qualification, long-term care planning, probate & estate administration, Medicaid crisis planning, special needs & disability planning, Aid & Attendance qualification, charitable planning, estate tax planning, and asset protection. Elder Law & Estate Planning services families and individuals throughout Bluffton, Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Hardeeville, SC 

Brian T. Treacy,

Owner, Attorney

Rebekah N. Freeman,

Associate Attorney

Call Today: +1.843.757.5294

10 Pinckney Colony Road, #400, Bluffton SC, 29909               

Probate: Probate in South Carolina

One of the most common questions asked of an estate planning attorney is, "What exactly is Probate?". Probate is the formal process of transferring ones assets from a deceased person to those directed to receive them. South Carolina's a specific process for probating estates.  

Probate: How to Avoid Probate

Why would you want to avoid probate? Probate is a court supervised process for transferring a decedent's assets to beneficiaries entitled to receive them. Reasons to avoid probate include, saving time and money, minimize hassle and delays, and protecting privacy.

Probate: Will Contests

A Will contest usually occurs when heirs are surprised by what a Will says. When an heir is surprised about the contents of a Will, they have the legal right to contest the validity of the will. 


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