As part of your estate planning, it is important to be clear about how you want to leave your property and assets. All too often, disputes arise over sentimental items rather than large sums of money. A will lets you clearly communicate where you want your assets to go.
In South Carolina a General Power of Attorney lets you appoint someone to act for you in case you are not able to act for yourself. The person you appoint can handle any matter that you could have handled for yourself. A Healthcare Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone to make medical related decisions for you in the event you are not able to communicate your desires after a significant medical issue has arisen.
A Trust is an instrument to allow one person (the trustee) to control some property for the benefit of another (the beneficiary). It is often used to minimize tax burdens, keep assets away from potential creditors and to keep certain assets from being subject to probate.
These documents are affordable and are extremely valuable in setting up a plan for your family in case something happens to you.