South Carolina Will & Testament Information
A South Carolina Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:
The testator must be not be a minor.
They must also be of ‘sound mind’.
The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence).
The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in order to make it valid.
Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.
A South Carolina resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.
The testator is allowed to make a gift to charity, state a legal guardian for children, create a trust for a person of their choosing or make a pet trust to provide for the animal after the death of its owner.
A will must be proved in probate within 30 days of the testator’s death. Once this is done, the executor can collect property, pay off debts and taxes and divide assets.
Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in South Carolina.