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11 Types of Trusts for Estate Planning

It is not uncommon for people to think that if they have a valid will in place, they have taken care of all of their estate planning. Unfortunately, that is not true. Comprehensive estate plans involve more than just a will. Trusts, for instance, are one tool that help surviving family members and offer benefits for the person that created it during their lifetime as well.

Trusts are legal documents that create an arrangement between two parties: the trustee and the grantor. The grantor creates the trust and the trustee manages the trust in accordance with the wishes of the grantor. You have options when creating trusts for your estate plan. Below are 11 types of trusts you may want to consider when creating your estate plan. (more…)

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Business Startup Checklist

So, you’ve come up with a great business idea, and you can’t wait to get started. There is much to do, and the process might seem overwhelming. We hope this business startup checklist helps you stay organized. (more…)

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The Most Common Business Disputes & How to Handle Them

Disputes among business associates, partners, and employees are very common. Regardless of the size of the business, disputes are almost inevitable, particularly if you have not taken the proper steps to try and avoid them. Even when you have taken certain measures, disputes can still arise and when they do, it is essential that you know how to handle them. Here are some of the most common business disputes and some tips on how to handle them. (more…)

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South Carolina Eviction Laws & Tenant’s Rights

It is not uncommon for landlords in South Carolina to suddenly and without cause threaten to evict a tenant. Sometimes, they may even change the locks without providing any notice to the tenant. Tenants should be aware that they have many rights under South Carolina law and that in many cases, it is possible to fight against an unlawful eviction. In this post, we’ll review South Carolina eviction laws and tenant’s rights, so both landlords and tenants can understand the law. (more…)

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Understanding South Carolina Inheritance Laws

South Carolina is one of 38 states that does not levy an estate or inheritance tax on beneficiaries after a loved one has passed away. However, the state does have its own inheritance laws that govern which beneficiaries will receive portions of an estate after a loved one dies. It is important that everyone understands the state’s intestate and testate laws, and how they apply to any inheritance a loved one has left behind. (more…)

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