Our Practice Areas
Build Your Legacy With Wiles Law
At Wiles, we believe there is no “one-size-fits-all” plan and will work closely with you to achieve all of your strategic goals through customized planning. We’ll provide ongoing counsel so that your estate plan is aligned with life’s transitions like, marriage, having children, accumulating wealth, health changes, and retirement. Check-ins every three years will ensure your wishes are updated and protected to avoid any pitfalls. Whether you design a simple or very complex strategy, our team will help you turn your estate plan into a living legacy for generations to come. Visit our services below to see what options might work best for you. From a simple Guardianship or Will, to a Living Trust, Asset Protection, or Probate Administration, we will help educate and guide you through the process.
Explore Our Services
We design forward-looking strategies to clients from all walks of life in South Carolina. Whether you need assistance with Estate Planning, providing for a loved one with special needs, Planning For a Minor or designing a complex wealth preservation strategy. Contact us today and learn how we can Protect More.
Asset protection will secure the wealth you have accumulated and give you the peace of mind that you are shielded from financial assault. Asset protection can include LLC formation and different types of Irrevocable Trusts. Our asset protection lawyers are highly experienced in helping to protect you from creditor attacks, excessive taxation and lawsuits well before such disasters occur.
Wills & Trusts
Every adult needs an estate plan that includes a Will, a durable power of attorney, and an advance medical directive. We also recommend a variety of essential estate planning documents, including Trusts to help avoid Probate. Find out what types of Wills or types of Trusts are right for your family.
New to Charleston? Whether you lost your estate plan during the move or you need to update your existing one, we can help. We intimately know the critical updates needed after moving, relocating or buying a new home. Below are a few estate planning items that might need updating if you moved from out of state, or in state:
- Retitling of New Assets or Property
- POA or Guardianship Updates
- Marital Property
- Personal Representative Changes
- Last Will & Testament Updates
- Living Will or Trust Updates
We can also review your existing plan to make sure you are properly covered under South Carolina law and protected from Probate. The good news is, you’ve already done the hard part of making critical decisions. Now you just need to make your estate plan adapted to South Carolina law and fully funded. And if you moved to a new home within South Carolina, be sure to protect your new property in your estate plan and title the asset correctly. With the ever-changing federal policies and state laws, it’s important to take a fresh look at your estate plan to make sure it’s not obsolete anymore due to major life events. Contact us today to update your current estate plan or to build a new one.
Review Intake Form
Design Strategic Plan
Review Plan Details
Execution and Notarization
Beneficiary Designation &
Asset Transfer Advice
- An “estate” means belongings, assets, property, and even pets
- Trusts avoid Probate, Wills cannot
- Trusts will save you money
- If you don’t have an estate plan, SC will decide one for you when you die
- Wills are forced to go into Probate in South Carolina
- Estate plans are for the rich
- Estate planning is only for death
- It’s cheaper to create a DIY Will or Trust
- Only for complex situations
- Only for people who own real estate
- “I don’t need a Will”
- South Carolina can bequeath my belongings to next of kin
- “I don’t have enough money to warrant a Trust”
ESTATE PLANNING IS A BASIC RIGHT FOR EVERYONE
Even if you have no physical or monetary assets, you should protect your healthcare directives and guardianship at a minimum. Take the first step to preserving your family’s legacy today. Call For a Free Consultation!