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Preserving the natural environment is especially important to the residents of Awendaw, a small fishing town in South Carolina. The Awendaw Passage, at the end of the SC Palmetto Trail, located at the north end of town, intersects with the East Coast Greenway which runs from Maine to Miami. The Awendaw community is working hard to maintain and enhance the waterways and forests that make their town a center for avid bird-watching, nature festivals, explorations and musical events that celebrate the outdoors and the unique culture of the African-American Gullah Geechee Nation along the coast. The Town of Awendaw, because of its location, has been chosen for the pilot project designed to create a partnership between the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and the East Coast Greenway.

Though Awendaw has a small population, it draws visitors from far and wide who are eager to participate in the excitement generated by the collaboration of history and modernity to save our planet. Whether you live in Awendaw or are just visiting, you doubtless have the same needs as the rest of us to protect your property and assets and prepare yourself and your family for the future. In South Carolina, there is no better estate planning team than Wiles Law Firm, LLC in Charleston County.

How Our Estate Planning Attorney Can Help You To Secure Your Future

The attorneys at Wiles Law Firm have extensive experience in all aspects of estate planning, including asset protection, wills and trusts, probate, and planning for incapacity. While nobody is thrilled to discuss issues related to his or her own mortality, we have learned that those who take care of these matters always feel relieved once decisions are made and documents are validated. Taking the time to protect the stability and comfort of your loved ones will provide you with peace of mind, knowing you will not be leaving family members with difficult tasks and insecurity.

Estate Plans

Because estate planning law differs from state to state, it is important that you deal with a highly capable attorney who has in-depth familiarity with South Carolina statutes. You can trust Wiles Law Firm to give you the personal attention you deserve in order to come up with a plan that is uniquely appropriate for you. We will not only craft any necessary legal documents, taking care of every detail; we will also continue to review your documents with you on a regular basis to make sure all arrangements are up-to-date in terms of significant life changes, such as marriage, birth, relocation, divorce, adoption, or a death in the family. You can always trust Wiles Law Firm to be supportive and helpful, no matter what happens.

Wills and Probate

Wills are necessary to [1] name your beneficiaries [2] choose a personal representative (executor) to manage your estate after you pass away and [3] designate a guardian for any minor children you may have. Wills are important because if you die without a will (intestate), not only will the state make crucial decisions that may be against your wishes, but the process is likely to be costly and time-consuming. When your will is formalized by the court, the legal process is known as “probate.”


There are a great many kinds of trusts, each serving its own specific purpose, but all trusts can be categorized as either revocable or irrevocable. As the names assert, revocable trusts can be altered or dissolved at any time during your lifetime, whereas irrevocable trusts cannot be changed.

Many of our clients, not only those with high value assets, can benefit from having our skilled attorneys establish trusts for them since trusts serve to:

  • Protect your privacy
  • Keep most of your assets from having to go through probate (saving time and money)
  • Avoid unnecessary taxation of your assets
  • Keep control of distribution of funds to minors or spendthrift family members
  • Protect disability benefits of a disabled beneficiary from being threatened

At Wiles Law Firm, among many other types of trusts, we draft and review:

All the economic advantages of trusts come with a price -- the complex and sometimes confusing legal regulations that must be followed precisely. This is why it is essential to have a competent estate planning attorney at your side as you make use of trusts to protect your own and your family’s future. Our team is well-practiced at assisting clients in choosing trusts that will be most helpful in their situation.

Asset Protection

Wanting to protect your assets is a natural instinct, but unless you are an attorney who focuses on estate planning, you probably will not know which methods will be best to ensure that your assets not only escape depletion but grow. The accomplished attorneys at Wiles Law Firm are well-schooled concerning the ins and outs of asset protection. You can rely on us to protect your assets from any and all of the following:

  • Excessive taxation
  • Business disputes
  • Creditors’ claims

In addition to protecting your accumulated wealth from these external forces, we are also well-prepared to save your assets from being eroded by loved ones who are extravagant, incapable of managing finances, overly trusting, or addicted to substances, gambling or have other compulsive, destructive habits.

Contact Our Awendaw Estate Planning Attorneys

If you live in or around Awendaw, you are doubtless aware of the need to plan for the future in terms of keeping the natural world healthy during and beyond your own lifetime. It is important to be aware of the fact that your estate needs the same care and attention. Let the capable lawyers at Wiles Law Firm help you plan for a secure future for you and your loved ones. We will help you protect your assets and your family and plan for your possible incapacity. Preparing for the future will enable you to have the peace of mind to fully enjoy the present.

Wiles Law Firm, LLC helps clients with their estate planning needs in Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding areas such as West Ashley, Summerville, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and John's Island.

Information on this website is not legal advice. Further, viewing of the enclosed information does not create an attorney-client relationship with Wiles Law Firm, LLC. Matters will be handled by attorneys who primarily practice out of our office in Charleston County located at 852 Lowcountry Blvd., Ste. 101, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. M. Emerson Wiles, III is the attorney responsible for this advertisement.

Any result Wiles Law Firm, LLC may achieve on behalf of one client in one particular matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. Please contact a South Carolina estate planning attorney or one of our attorneys with Wiles Law Firm, LLC for a consultation regarding your unique estate plan.

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