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Fort Mill Estate Planning Attorneys

Planning for the Future Can Be Simple

At Blood Law, PLLC in Fort Mill, South Carolina, we make the complex process of estate planning straightforward and approachable. A well-crafted estate plan is a tool for future planning that provides security and peace of mind for you and your loved ones. When you want a useful estate plan of your own, our legal team can guide you through each step, demystify legal jargon, and help you understand how each decision shapes your future. With us by your side, estate planning becomes less about navigating a labyrinth of laws and more about confidently charting your course toward a secure future for you and your loved ones.

Contact our firm online or call (803) 866-6030 to learn more about estate planning today.

Does Everyone Need an Estate Plan?

Estate planning is valuable for just about everyone, not just the wealthy, as people often misbelieve. It provides a clear roadmap for how your assets should be distributed and managed in the event of death or incapacitation. For the elderly and people with chronic health issues, an estate plan offers a strategic approach to managing their affairs and ensuring their wishes are respected. For business owners, it serves as a succession plan, protecting the continuity of their business, including small family businesses that mean so much to their relatives. Parents also benefit immensely from estate planning, as they can appoint guardians for minor children and secure their financial future. Ultimately, an estate plan brings peace of mind no matter who you are, so it is always worth at least talking to a lawyer to see how an estate plan can benefit you.

Our Estate Planning Services

Our experienced team of estate planning lawyers navigates the intricacies of estate law with ease, providing clients with thorough and personalized plans that cater to their unique circumstances and needs. Whether you're a business owner, parent, senior, someone with chronic health issues, have considerable assets and wealth, or just like to plan ahead, Blood Law, PLLC is ready to help you build your estate plan.

The key areas in estate planning that we handle are:

  • Wills: We understand the importance of a well-crafted will in conveying your wishes clearly and protecting your assets. Use our will drafting services to ensure that your estate is distributed according to your desires.
  • Trusts: Trusts can be an effective tool for managing your assets both during your lifetime and after. We assist with the creation of various types of trusts, tailored to meet your specific needs and goals, whether it's reducing estate taxes, protecting assets, or providing for a loved one with special needs.
  • Estate administration: Navigating the probate process can be confusing if you aren’t well-versed in the law. We offer estate administration services to guide executors through complex legal procedures and to help the smooth distribution of the deceased's assets as per their will or state law.

With Blood Law, PLLC, you're not just getting legal services; you're gaining a friend in the Fort Mill community who will walk with you every step of the way in your estate planning journey.

Steps of the Estate Planning Process

In a typical estate planning process, multiple steps will be used to form the estate plan according to the goals of the person forming it. Blood Law, PLLC and our Fort Mill estate planning lawyers can help you with every step, so you can get your estate plan moving with confidence.

The estate planning process generally involves the following steps:

  • Appoint a health care agent: The health care agent is the person you designate to make medical decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so. They should be someone you trust to follow your wishes regarding medical treatment, like a spouse or a close family member. You can consider making a Health Care Power of Attorney to define what your health care agent can and cannot do when making those decisions, too.
  • Appoint a financial agent: Similarly to a health care agent, a financial agent is the person who will manage your financial affairs if you're unable to do so yourself. They could handle tasks like paying bills, managing investments, or selling property.
  • Compile a list of assets: This list should include everything you own, such as real estate, bank accounts, investments, retirement plans, insurance policies, and personal possessions. It's important to also include any debts you owe.
  • Decide beneficiaries: Beneficiaries are the people or organizations that will inherit your assets. You can decide who gets what, including specific items or percentages of your estate.
  • Execute a living will: Your will, also called a last will and testament, is the legal document the executor of your estate reviews to learn about your chosen beneficiaries and how to distribute your estate after you pass away. Wills are reviewed by probate courts to ensure the will is legally valid before it can be officially executed or carried out. 

Why You Should Hire an Estate Planning Lawyer

Our Fort Mill estate planning lawyers offer a range of benefits to our clients, from walking them through all parts of the legal processes to simply providing greater peace of mind. Transparency is key in our approach, so you can understand all your options and make informed decisions. We also provide clear information about our fees upfront, so you can make informed decisions with no hidden surprises.

We insist on keeping you informed. Estate law often changes with new legislation, and we make it our business to stay on top of any changes that could affect your estate plan.

Our role is not just to advise, but also to guide. We provide an unbiased and reasoned perspective, helping you navigate complex decisions about your current and future needs. We're here to ensure your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes, and we can handle all necessary legal documentation to allow for a smooth and efficient process.

Discover How to Make an Estate Plan Today

At Blood Law, PLLC in Fort Mill, South Carolina, we know that estate planning is a beneficial process for everyone, not just people with considerable wealth. It's about securing your future and the future of your loved ones more than anything else. Our experienced legal team is committed to guiding you through each step, so you can confidently secure your assets and fulfill your wishes. Whether you're just starting on this journey or need to make changes to a pre-existing estate plan, our comprehensive estate planning services can be customized to fit your unique needs and circumstances.

Want to know more about estate planning in South Carolina? Call (803) 866-6030 now.

Our Promise To Our Clients

  • Convenient Locations

    With offices in Charlotte, Waxhaw, Lake Norman & Fort Mill, we make it easier for families across North Carolina & South Carolina to find quality counsel.

  • Children Come First
    With the complexities of family law, we put the well-being and safety of your children at the forefront of your case.
  • Team-Driven Environment
    When you work with Blood Law, PLLC, you work with our entire team. Everyone is here to support you through each step.
  • Honest Guidance
    We create personalized plans for each client while setting realistic expectations on the possible outcomes of the case.

Our Clients Tell Their Stories

These Stories Are What Keep Us Going
    "Anna guided me through the entire process and answered all of my questions and concerns quickly."
    She cares about you as a friend, not just as a client. I highly recommend Anna Blood and her legal team as they are INCREDIBLE and a winning team of pros!
    - Debra K.
    "I’m extremely grateful for Anna's help in my time of need."
    Wonderful boutique law firm! Great service along with great communication. I’m extremely grateful for Anna's help in my time of need.
    - Olivia L.
    "Anna is very knowledgeable of the law as well as the local courts and judges."
    I owe so much gratitude to Anna Blood for her assistance in my divorce. Anna is very knowledgeable of the law as well as the local courts and judges. I am so excited that she has opened an office in Charlotte that is closer to those of us in Mecklenburg County! Definitely contact Blood Law if you need a caring, dedicated attorney.
    - Penny N.
    "From the first interaction to the last, you will be in great hands the entire way."
    Blood Law welcomes each client and prospective client with warmth and great understanding. From the first interaction to the last, you will be in great hands the entire way. They keep you informed throughout the entire process, and lead with experience. The staff at Blood Law will exceed your expectations!
    - Former Client
    "They fought for me and my children in and outside of the courtroom."
    Anna Blood and her team and phenomenal. They fought for me and my children in and outside of the courtroom. I would highly recommend Blood Law for your any family law issues!!
    - Liz D.
    "Anna is an extremely trustworthy and understanding individual, which is very beneficial to any sticky family law situation you may find yourself dealing with."
    Anna is an extremely trustworthy and understanding individual, which is very beneficial to any sticky family law situation you may find yourself dealing with. She is very attentive and focused on helping her clients come to a quick and easy resolution. She’s not the kind of lawyer who will drag things on just to get more money.
    - Sean F.
    "She will give you the best professional guidance and protect your legal interests."
    Anna and her team is such a joy to work with! Not only is she extremely talented, she is down to earth and understanding which is a really important quality when communicating with clients. She will give you the best professional guidance and protect your legal interests.
    - Jennifer W.
    "A phenomenal, understanding and dedicated attorney, but yet an even better person."
    Anna really helped me out during a situation that wasn't necessarily easy to get through. A phenomenal, understanding and dedicated attorney, but yet an even better person. I would truly recommend her to anyone that has to deal with any situation similar dealing with family law to mine!
    - Former Client

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