Monthly Archives: November 2016

Life Insurance Locator

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Many times life insurance is used to pay for burial expenses. Unfortunately, sometimes the heirs cannot locate the policy. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has launched a life insurance policy locator service that might help. Check out the service here.

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In South Carolina, can I name a relative who lives out of state as personal representative in my will?

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Yes, you can name a relative or friend who lives out of state as personal representative. There may be some logistical difficulties, but we have helped many out-of-state personal representatives with South Carolina estates. As with all choices of personal representatives, make sure that they are able to handle the paperwork and that you completely trust them to follow your will.

In South Carolina, how long is my will valid?

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In South Carolina, a valid will does not expire. However, it is a good idea to revisit your estate planning (wills, powers of attorney, beneficiary designations) after any life changes such as births, deaths, divorces, and the like.