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.
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.
Definition of Will - Section 62-1-201(52)
Witnesses - According to §62-2-205, the Will must be signed by two (2) or more individual witnesses.
Here is a brief summary of the sections covered in your Will Template:
Remember that in the state of South Carolina, your Witnesses cannot be beneficiaries in your Will.