South Carolina Last Will and Testament Form

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South Carolina Last Will and Testament: What Is It?

A Last Will and Testament in the state of South Carolina is a legal document that allows a person to plan exactly how they want their estate distributed once they pass away. In these documents, one can direct that their assets be liquidated and distributed evenly amongst their children, or specific amounts can be delegated to each beneficiary. A Last Will is a document that can be upheld in court if any disagreements occur between beneficiaries. This document requires notarization and a signature from two Witnesses who are not named as beneficiaries in the Will.

Parties Involved:

Testator - The Testator is the person whose assets will be distributed or dispersed after they pass away.

Beneficiary - A beneficiary is one receiving the property, item, or assets.

Witness - This is the one charged with attesting that the Testator is of sound mind when signing this document. In South Carolina, a Witness may not be named as a beneficiary in the Will.

South Carolina Laws

Definition of Will - Section 62-1-201(52)

Laws - Title 62 (South Carolina Probate Code)

Witnesses - According to §62-2-205, the Will must be signed by two (2) or more individual witnesses.

A Summary of your FormSwift Last Will Template

Here is a brief summary of the sections covered in your Will Template:

  • Information about yourself
    • Full name, city, gender
  • Marital status
  • Pets, property, and life insurance
    • Pet names, insurance policy numbers, property addresses, etc.
  • Children, and their inheritance (if any)
    • This should include children’s names and inheritance amounts
  • Set up a Trust for someone who receives government benefits, to prevent any eligibility issues
  • Set age brackets for children who will receive benefits from your Will, as well as the portion they’re going to receive
  • Funeral Home Arrangements
  • Last Meal Wishes
  • Appointing your Executor
  • Appointing your Trustee
  • Appointing your Digital Executor
  • Appointing the Guardian over your children
  • List any additional beneficiaries
    • Their name and inheritance amount
  • Name someone you wish to disinherit
  • Provide information on your Witnesses
    • Name
    • Address
    • Telephone Number

Remember that in the state of South Carolina, your Witnesses cannot be beneficiaries in your Will.

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