From simple probate administration to extensive litigation in cases where serious disagreements arise, the probate attorneys at Morton & Gettys in Rock Hill stand ready to assist clients during difficult times.
In most instances when someone passes away in South Carolina and owns real property and/or other assets, the family must probate the estate of the deceased. This is true whether a last Will and Testament is written or not, though the existence of a Will does make probate easier and less expensive for families.
At Morton & Gettys, the probate attorneys regularly assist family members or friends who have lost a loved one. Our clients include people who live in South Carolina and also those who live outside the state but whose loved one died here.
Our lawyers and paralegals can help every part of an often-confusing process go more smoothly during a time that can be confusing and chaotic for families. From opening the estate to the final reconciliation, these professionals keep the process on track and take stress away from grieving family members.
Our attorneys often serve as estate administrators, too, helping personal representatives through probate proceedings. Our lawyers often serve as personal representatives in cases where families feel it is better to have a neutral party in that role.
Sometimes, though, the best efforts of everyone involved cannot result in resolution. In those situations, the Morton & Gettys probate attorneys also are experienced litigators who have represented clients in cases involving multi-million dollar estates. We have probated complex issues involving debt restructuring and rental properties and represented clients in contested Wills.
Additionally, Morton & Gettys counts a certified South Carolina Circuit Court mediator among its attorneys. He can help steer families toward agreeable solutions to disagreements, aiding them in reaching a resolution that is less costly in terms of financial and emotional toll.