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Wait, why do I need a Trust?
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Does a trust avoid probate in South Carolina?

Yes, trusts can avoid probate in South Carolina. When you create a trust and transfer your assets to it, the assets are no longer subject to probate when you pass away. This can save your beneficiaries time and money by avoiding the often lengthy and expensive probate process.

How much does a Trust cost in South Carolina?

The cost of setting up a trust in South Carolina varies depending on the complexity of the trust and the attorney's fees. A basic Revocable Living Trust generally ranges from $1,000 to $3,000. More complex trusts can cost several thousand dollars more. Online services like Snug can provide a more affordable alternative to traditional legal services, offering estate planning services, including trusts, at a lower cost.

The overall cost of estate planning in South Carolina can run to $4,950.

What type of trust do I need?

A Revocable Living Trust is the most common type of trust people set up, offering flexibility and control over your assets during your lifetime and helping to avoid probate. Other types of trusts, such as Charitable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, and Irrevocable Trusts, may be appropriate depending on your specific circumstances and goals.

How can I fund my trust?

Funding a trust in South Carolina involves transferring ownership of your assets to the trust. For real estate, a new deed must be prepared with the trust as the owner. Bank accounts should be retitled in the name of the trust, and other assets like vehicles, personal property, business interests, stocks, and bonds must also be formally transferred to the trust.

Adding a house to a trust in South Carolina can be more complex — the state has rules and regulations about it.

Who can be a trustee in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, any individual who is at least 18 years old and mentally competent can serve as a trustee. In addition to individuals, corporations, such as banks or trust companies, can also serve as a trustee, provided they are authorized to exercise trust powers in the state. Trustees should be capable of managing and taking care of property, and they must not have been convicted of serious crimes, including felonies or crimes that involve dishonesty or moral turpitude.

How to change your living trust in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, if you want to change your living trust, you will need to create an amendment to the original trust document. This amendment must clearly outline the changes you wish to make, such as modifying beneficiaries, altering trustees, or changing distribution rules. The amendment should include the date, your name, the name of the trust, and the date the trust was originally created. Your signature is required on the amendment, and it should be signed in the presence of a notary public. If you're considering making extensive changes to your living trust, it might be more practical to create a restatement of the trust. A restatement allows you to rewrite the entire agreement while maintaining the original date and title of the trust, which can be beneficial in avoiding the need to retitle assets. Within the restatement, you can include all the modifications you wish to make, and these new terms will completely replace the previous ones.

How much does it cost to maintain a trust?

The biggest cost of maintaining a trust is usually trustee fees. In South Carolina, trustee fees depend on the complexity of the trust, the type of trustee, and the specific agreement established during the creation of the trust. Professional trustees often charge a flat fee or a percentage of the trust's assets, and non-professional trustees typically have a more flexible fee structure. Read more about trustee fees in South Carolina.

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Comprehensive guides for you and your loved ones.

Complete Guide to Estate Planning

Estate planning can sound scary and complex, but we're here to help simplify the process and decisions for you and your family.

Complete Guide for Executors

Being an Executor or Personal Representative can be a rewarding, yet challenging role. This guide helps to light the way.

Complete Guide for Trustees

Being a Trustee is a significant legal and operational role. This guide includes everything from taxes to liability to fiduciary duties.