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Goose Creek Estate Planning Attorney

Goose Creek is a city in Berkeley County, South Carolina that was established in 1961. The actual history of Goose Creek dates back centuries, however, as early colonists who settled in the area in the 1600s were referred to as “Goose Creek men.” Today, Goose Creek shares Joint Base Charleston with the city of North Charleston; the base supports 67 military commands and more than 79,000 servicemembers.

As such, Goose Creek is home to many members of the military, their families and veterans, all of whom have unique estate planning needs: How do I create a will? What happens if I become incapacitated? Am I entitled to Veterans’ Benefits? The best way to address these concerns is to consult Wiles Law Firm LLC, a premier estate planning practice serving clients in Goose Creek and throughout South Carolina.

As a veteran, founding attorney Tripp Wiles understands that active servicemembers, veterans and civilians have different needs, which is why he designs estate plans that best suit their objectives. Whether you require a will-based estate plan or a more advanced asset protection strategy, you can count on Wiles Law Firm to provide you with trustworthy advice and dependable service. When you consult us, you will be better equipped to make informed decisions about your estate and your future.

Estate Planning Services in Goose Creek, South Carolina

At Wiles Law Firm, LLC we know that each client has unique circumstances and that there is no “one-size-fits-all” estate plan. However, a well-conceived estate plan should include three critical components: a will, a durable power of attorney, and a healthcare proxy.

  • A will declares how your property will be managed and distributed after your death, names an executor to carry out your instructions, and allows you to designate guardians for your minor children. Without a will, the court will intervene to make these decisions and distribute your assets according to the intestacy laws of South Carolina.
  • A durable power of attorney is a legal document in which you name a trusted person to manage your personal and financial affairs if you become incapacitated. This individual is considered your agent and has the authority to manage property and bank accounts, pay debts, and oversee investments.
  • A healthcare proxy is an advance healthcare directive that allows you to appoint an agent to coordinate your medical care according to your preferences if you become incapacitated and cannot communicate.

Goose Creek Trust and Estate Attorney

In addition to these foundational documents, many individuals and families rely on trusts as part of a comprehensive estate planning strategy. There are two types of trusts -- revocable living trusts and irrevocable trusts:

  • Revocable Living Trust -- As the name implies, a living trust takes ownership of your property but allows you to continue managing it during your lifetime. A living trust is well-suited for individuals who own property and other assets and wish to reduce the taxable value of their estates. Because you no longer own the assets, a trust does not need to be probated, which saves time and money and maintains the privacy of your distribution plan.
  • Irrevocable Trust -- This estate planning tool becomes effective during your lifetime, however, it cannot be modified or revoked. Any property transferred into the trust remains their permanently, to be managed by the trustee for the benefit of the beneficiaries. A properly structured trust can help to minimize estate taxes, avoid probate, and protect your assets from creditors’ claims, civil lawsuits, and divorce settlements.

At Wiles Law Firm, we don’t merely prepare estate planning documents, we help clients prepare for the future by providing ongoing counsel to ensure that their plans are aligned with life’s transitions -- acquiring property, getting married, starting a business, having children, accumulating wealth, and retiring. We will be there every step of the way, offering you informed representation and exceptional personal service.

Veterans Planning in Goose Creek

Wiles Law Firm, LLC is committed to helping veterans in Goose Creek plan for their medical and financial needs. We have working knowledge of the benefits available through the Veteran’s Administration (VA) and understand the difficulties of navigating the federal bureaucracy. Our legal team will work with you to help you obtain all the benefits you have earned, such as:

  • Healthcare
  • Disability benefits
  • Aid and attendance
  • Insurance
  • Veterans pensions
  • Education and training
  • Career and employment
  • Mortgage and loans

We also advise surviving spouses and children of veterans about available benefits and resources through VA programs.

Asset Protection Strategies

At Wiles Law Firm, LLC, we work with owners of closely held businesses and professional practices to protect their business and personal assets from creditors’ claims and lawsuits. Our legal team will help you explore a wide range of asset protection strategies, from LLC (Limited Liability Company) formation to business succession planning. When you work with us, you will have peace of mind knowing that your legacy will be preserved.

Contact Our Goose Creek, South Carolina Estate Planning Attorneys

At Wiles Law Firm, LLC, we have a well-earned reputation for designing innovative wealth preservation strategies for our clients. Although planning for your inevitable passing is daunting, estate planning is really about organizing your affairs so that you are ready for whatever tomorrow brings. Why wait to plan your estate? Contact our office today to set up a free consultation.

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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