Monthly Archives December 2019

The Holiday Season: Bliss or Stress?

The holiday season should be a time of joy and happiness.  Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or the Winter Solstice, we wish you all the best of the holiday season.  But let’s face it, our regular day-to-day cares and worries do not disappear for two weeks at the end of each year.  Frequently, the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations simply gets piled on top of everything else and adds to our stress.  Let the caring staff at Pruitt Law Offices S.C. relieve some of that nagging worry.  Whether your concern is updating your will or healthcare power
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Before You Travel…

Many of my clients travel as a source of enjoyment. Before venturing too far from home, however, it is important to have all of your documents completed and updated. Of utmost importance to travelers is the Health Care Power of Attorney and the General and Durable Power of Attorney. If you become sick or injured in another state or a foreign country, it is important to have granted power to someone to be able to make decisions on your behalf. If death were to occur, you should have an updated trust or will so that arrangements can be made for
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The Non-Probate Transfer of Assets

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the non-probate transfer of real property, and how important of a tool the Transfer on Death Deed has become for estate planners such as myself for clients who would like to avoid probate. What about avoiding probate for assets that are not the homestead? Similar to a Transfer on Death Deed, your bank accounts, investment accounts, and any other financial asset usually allows you to have a POD (Payable on Death) or TOD (Transfer on Death) beneficiary on your accounts. Your named beneficiaries do not have an interest in the account until you
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