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Free Legal Clinic: Wills, Estates & Probate

Do you need a will? Why should you have a will? What does probate mean? What is an estate? What happens to your possessions when you die? Do you know the South Carolina laws that deal with wills, estates and probate? Many of us have thought about these questions but were either too busy to think to ask or afraid to ask. No need to worry, Richland Library and the South Carolina Bar Association have you covered.

On Thursday September 5th at 6:30pm at the Main Library in the Bostick Auditorium, please join us as Attorney Michael J Polk presents a free legal clinic on Wills, Estates, and Probate.

This clinic will consist of a 30-45 minute lecture followed by an open question and answer session. This clinic is free and available to anyone who wishes to attend.


Quick & Legal Will Book by Denis Clifford
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Amazon Says: Make your own legal will, quickly & easily! If you want to create a will with the least amount of time and trouble, Quick & Legal Will Book is for you. It provides forms and step-by-step instructions to make a basic will that meets your needs. Find out how to: name beneficiaries choose a guardian set up a trust for minors name an executor finalize your will change or revoke a will and more The book provides all the forms you need as tear-outs and on CD-ROM, including an all-purpose will, and customized wills for a: single person with no children single person with children married person with children married person with no children The 6th edition is updated to reflect changes in the law, including information about the new estate tax law. less...
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Estate Planning Basics by Denis Clifford Attorney
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Amazon Says: Estate planning rules explained in one quick read! Estate Planning Basics provides concise, straightforward, and easy-to-read explanations of the major components of estate planning, so that you don't have to spend hours wading through endless options (most of which apply to the wealthy). Learn about: choosing beneficiaries estate planning by parents with minor children wills living trusts other probate-avoidance methods, including using a retirement plan like an IRA or 401(k) as an estate planning device estate taxes and tax-reduction methods trusts for people in second marriages, or for those leaving property to a disabled person planning for the handling of medical and financial decisions if one becomes incompetent Attorney Denis Clifford gives you the reliable, plain-English answers you need, whether you're doling out the family heirlooms or trying to steer clear of estate taxes. The 6th edition has been fully updated to reflect your state's latest estate planning laws and information. less...
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Plan Your Estate by Denis Clifford Attorney
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Amazon Says: The most comprehensive -- yet easy to read -- guide to estate planning on the market! Learn how to create an estate plan and protect your family Plan Your Estate covers everything from the basics of wills and living trusts to sophisticated tax-saving strategies. The authors give you straightforward, plain-English explanations of every significant estate-planning option available, so you can make the best decisions for you and those you love. The book covers: avoid probate leave property through a will or trust use life insurance to provide for your loved ones name a guardian for your minor child leave property to a young person plan for incapacity implement strategies specific to business owners reduce estate taxes make final arrangements The 10th edition is completely revised with the latest federal and state laws, plus updated estate and gift tax information, and enhanced discussions about 529 plans, same-sex marriage, tax-saving trusts, and retirement benefits. less...
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Amazon Says: Estate planning and writing a will are among the last things families want to think about, and yet they are so important. You want to ensure that your parents have their affai more...
Amazon Says: Estate planning and writing a will are among the last things families want to think about, and yet they are so important. You want to ensure that your parents have their affairs in order before they pass away, but you probably don't want to bring it up and risk upsetting them or looking greedy. Estate Planning through Family Meetings (without breaking up the family) presents an easier way to handle estate planning: through a process of meetings and notetaking. As author and lawyer Lynne Butler explains, holding a family meeting to discuss what should happen to a parent's estate is an effective method, because it allows each member of the family to talk openly, ask questions, and work together, so that everyone feels they've had their say. Using the steps outlined in the book, the author shows you how to plan ahead, hold meetings with your family, learn how to document the plan, and make it legal. She covers the issues you'll need to be aware of to do it properly, the legal consequences of insufficient planning, and how to deal with special circumstances such as family businesses, cottages, and trusts. The book includes a CD-ROM for use on a Windows-based PC, that is loaded with checklists and tools to help the process along and ensure nothing is forgotten. less...
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