Monthly Archives: December 2015

In South Carolina, How Can I Access the Safety Deposit Box of Someone Who Has Died?

Many people keep their original estate planning documents in a safety deposit box. If the deceased was the sole owner of the box, how do you access it? South Carolina has a form for that. If you have to access the safety deposit box of someone who died, check out this form and contact the probate court. It should get you started.

Can I Check for Unclaimed Funds of Someone Who Has Died?

If you are the personal representative of an estate in South Carolina it is worth taking a few minutes to check for unclaimed property of the decedent. (While you are at it, check for yourself, too.) This is money that is unclaimed and held by the South Carolina State Treasurer. Here is a link to the treasurer’s website.  Happy hunting!

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