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The South Carolina Probate Practice Manual, Fifth Edition
Albert L. Moses
Wm. Bert Brannon
This is the premier South Carolina guide to probate practice and has been thoroughly revised and updated to cover all the changes to the South Carolina Probate Code and practice since the publication of the Fourth Edition.
In a convenient hard cover format, The South Carolina Probate Practice Manual, Fifth Edition is the reference EVERY lawyer needs in handling South Carolina estates of all sizes and complexities.
This practical and scholarly book is designed to systemize your probate files by organizing and simplifying much of the detail involved in probate work. The Procedure Guide, Master Information List, Administrative Checklist, and Significant Date List enable you to record and organize every aspect of estate information from South Carolina and federal tax requirements to property transfers and the basic responsibilities of the personal representative. In addition to 35 sample form letters and the most common South Carolina Probate forms, this important book includes insightful practice tips. Forms included on the accompanying CD include: assignment of bond premium refund, authorization to release information, escrow agreement to reduce bond, release of possession of real estate, statement required by Treasury Reg. § 1.642(g)-1, disclaimer of interest under will, bill of sale, assignment of note and real estate mortgage, assignment of lessee's interest in lease, stock assignment, bond assignment, affidavit of domicile, petition and order of sale of personal property, delegation of authority by personal representative to agent, and delegation of authority by co-personal representative. Also included on the CD are the Probate Court forms. Whether you are an experienced probate lawyer or want to expand your practice into this growing field, you MUST have this valuable manual.
- The Procedure Guide explains the probate procedures and laws of administration, including some relevant aspects of state and federal tax requirements.
- The Master Information List can be tailored to conform to the requirements of different-sized estates.
- The Administration Checklist contains a list of many tasks and allows a division of work between lawyers, secretaries and legal assistants.
- The Form Letters perform a variety of tasks, such as requesting information, transmitting forms, giving advice, opinions, and similar matters.
- The Forms are those needed for the administration of an estate and include probate court forms. Internet sites for the downloading of tax forms and other information are also provided.
Summary of Contents:
Part 1 - Introduction and Procedural Matters
Part 2 - Getting Started with Estate Administration
Part 3 - Probate and Appointment
Part 4 - Duties, Rights, and Powers of the Personal Representative
Part 5 - Locating, Identifying and Categorizing Estate Assets
Part 6 - Multiple-Party Bank Accounts
Part 7 - Valuation of Estate Assets
Part 8 - The Personal Representative's Real Property Responsibilities
Part 9 - The Personal Representative's Claims Responsibilities
Part 10 - Tax Responsibilities of the Personal Representative
Part 11 - Estate Administration Expenses
Part 12 - Identifying Heirs and Devisees of the Estate
Part 13 - Estate Accounting Rules
Part 14 - Distribution of Estate Assets
Part 15 - Closing the Estate
Master Information List
Significant Date Checklist
Probate Form Letters
Probate Forms (on accompanying CD)
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