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  • Edgefield Office

    Address

    208 Lynch Street
    Post Office Box 71
    Edgefield, South Carolina 29824

    Phone

    803-637-1220

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    I contacted Tillman Law Firm when I was nearing the end of the probate process for my father’s estate. As the Executor/Personal Representative, I had been handling the affairs to the best of my ability while living a couple of hours away (m...
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    I would definitely recommend her and I would also use again went out of her way to communicate and stay in touch with every process that was being done at the time was extremely helpful and a pleasure to work with and again I would like to ...
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    Around 2011, Lawyer Tillman helped us win custody of our grandchildren. From the beginning, she answered all questions and kept us abreast of what the next step was. She listened to our concerns and was compassionate. She is full of smiles ...
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    I have nothing but POSITIVE things to say about Mrs. Tillman. She is a wonderful, personable, and professional Lawyer who I will call on from now on to handle my legal affairs. She actually responds in a timely manner & goes out of her way ...
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    My mom and I drove to Edgefield intending to speak with our long time attorney only to discover that he closed his business due to COVID-19 and decided to retire. He referred us to Ms. Tillman and even called her for us to set up a meeting....
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Experienced South Carolina Attorney Handles Probate and Estate Administration for Clients

Reliable lawyer assists executors and administrators in the Edgefield area

To maximize the value of an estate in probate or another administration process, representatives may find it helpful to contact a reputable estate planning attorney. At Tillman Law Firm, LLC, I advise clients serving as executors or administrators on how to comply with all aspects of estate administration accurately and completely. If you've been appointed to serve in either position, you can benefit from sound legal guidance so you are not held personally liable for losses in the value of estate assets due to errors or misconduct. I guide individuals in the Edgefield area and throughout South Carolina through probate and estate administration with confidence and efficiency.

Thorough advocate advises clients during every step of probate

Probate can refer to the court process of validating a will so an executor can implement the decedent’s wishes or to the oversight the court provides for an estate administrator who settles an intestate estate — one in which the decedent left no will.

Most executors are not familiar with the relevant laws, and some are even surprised to learn the decedent’s will named them as the responsible party. To complete the process of settling an estate, I may help executors with the following tasks:

  • Getting court approval as executor/estate administrator and posting bond
  • Filing the will with the appropriate probate court
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Finding and assembling assets
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Hiring valuation, genealogy or other experts, when appropriate
  • Paying creditors and claimants
  • Collecting amounts owed to the estate
  • Paying current and delinquent taxes as well as estate taxes
  • Distributing property to beneficiaries

Estate representatives can easily make mistakes due to inexperience, stress and hasty decisions. At Tillman Law Firm, LLC, I provide clients with reliable, detailed guidance.

Even in seemingly straightforward probate and estate administration matters, disputes among beneficiaries or between beneficiaries and the executor can arise. When these conflicts surface, you can rely on my counsel and professionalism in negotiations or in court.

Knowledgeable attorney helps clients become executors and administrators

Distributing a decedent's property cannot take place without an executor or administrator managing and overseeing the process. When a person does not leave behind a will or establish another means of wealth transfer, the most willing and capable relative usually seeks court approval to act as the personal representative of the estate. I can help qualified individuals obtain the status of estate executor or administrator. At Tillman Law Firm, LLC, my goal is for you to settle your loved one’s estate as efficiently, quickly and easily as possible.

Contact a reliable South Carolina probate and estate administration lawyer

Probate and estate administration issues can feel overwhelming for people unfamiliar with estate law. Tillman Law Firm, LLC helps people throughout South Carolina to ease the burden. To schedule a free consultation, call my Edgefield office at 803-710-2034 or contact me online.