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Myrtle Beach Estate Law Blog

What is an IDGT?

An IDGT, or intentionally defective grantor trust, is a useful tool for people in South Carolina who are beginning their estate planning. Like other kinds of trusts, an IDGT can help with the transfer of accumulated wealth while minimizing the tax impact of moving the...

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Having an estate planning conversation

Most families do not want to talk about death or money, and they don't want to discuss the two topics in a single conversation. However, when an aging parent reaches a difficult stage in life, it becomes almost impossible to ignore the discussion. Know how to start a...

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Disputing a will during probate

Probate litigation in South Carolina is executed in order to administer the possessions of someone who died. When probate is required, it's an opportunity to contest a will. An estate with a plan has measures in place to keep its assets private. Probate, however, is a...

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