When is an ancillary estate required in probate court?

When a decedent owned real property in another county of South Carolina or another state other than the state in which probate proceedings have been initiated, it will usually be necessary to institute separate probate proceedings to arrange for the administration of the property in both counties and/or states. The proceedings in the primary state,...
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How do lawyers accommodate clients with disabilities?

I will answer this question in two ways. First, in 1980 I worked at the Maryland School for the Deaf which had just started mainstreaming elementary children. Many of the children came from hearing families. Students and teachers rose to the challenge. I was also a volunteer interpreter for one mainstreamed...
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Advance Directives

  1. Q. I did a living will almost three decades ago. Does it need to be updated?
  2. Yes. A lot has changed since 1990.  The law changes over time in response to changes in society.  Medical advancements, especially technology has dramatically affected this area of the law.
Let’s look back at some of the important medical advancements in...
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