Our Service Areas
Serving clients in Charleston and thirteen other neighboring cities and communities, we are your local estate planning experts
Charleston | West Ashley | Mount Pleasant | North Charleston | Johns Island | Summerville | Moncks Corner | Seabrook | Awendaw | Kiawah Island | Edisto | Goose Creek | Cainhoy Peninsula | Daniel Island
Charleston boasts a pleasant climate, Southern hospitality, and natural and cultural attractions. In addition to being a harbor city, Charleston has a number of lakes and river fronts where many Charlestonians choose to own property. At Wiles Law, many of our clients decide to protect their homes and other assets using a revocable living trust. Whether you are preparing for retirement or protecting your young family through estate planning, Wiles Law firm can design a strategic plan based on your phase of life.
West Ashley, named for its location — west of the Ashley River — is a popular city of Charleston, South Carolina. In fact, nearly half of Charleston’s residents live in West Ashley, famous for waterfront views, stately plantations, and Southern oak trees draped with moss. When residents of West Ashley seek highly skilled estate planning attorneys to help them preserve their accumulated assets, they don’t have far to go. Wiles Law Firm, LLC, located in nearby Mt. Pleasant, has a well-earned reputation for efficient, effective asset protection.
Mt. Pleasant, the largest town in Charleston County, has a comfortable climate and points of interest to delight residents and visitors alike. The town of Mt. Pleasant is very family oriented with many activities including beaches, water parks, and other attractions. Residents of Mt. Pleasant are concerned with the best ways to provide for and protect their families and their assets. At Wiles Law, we work with many families protecting their estate using our asset protection plans.
North Charleston, like much of South Carolina, is full of historic landmarks and beautiful views. Charleston Harbor is a scenic inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, welcoming guests and trade. North Charleston is also one of the most booming areas in Charleston with many new residents and transplants moving to the area. If you are one of the new residents to North Charleston, let us help you update your legal documents to South Carolina law and make sure your family is protected for the future with estate planning.
Johns Island, in Charleston County, is the largest island in South Carolina. A delightful location with the grace and hospitality of the Old South. You can simply relax with the natural wonders the island has to offer such as wild horses, dolphins and the beauty of the oldest tree east of the Mississippi River (estimated to be 400 to 500 years old)– Angel Oak Tree. Residents can also relax knowing that their estates and legacies have been protected and preserved using trusts and gift trusts set up by Wiles Law. One of the roles Wiles Law attorneys play is that of gift trust attorneys. Gift trusts are often created as part of an inclusive estate planning strategy since gift trusts can prevent you from losing substantial portions of your assets to federal estate taxes.
In the late 1700s, Summerville was originally a refuge for plantation families during the “summer” who lived along the coastal areas. Throughout the years this tiny colony has become the ever growing town of Summerville and the permanent home of transplants from Charleston and beyond. Today, Summerville continues to attract families, business owners, and military personnel searching for a better lifestyle than larger urban cities offer. Summerville is not only home to military personnel, but to veterans as well, many of whom are disabled and have challenging medical and financial needs. The veterans planning at Wiles Law Firm, LLC can help you obtain vital benefits that are offered by the Veterans Administration.
New to Charleston? Whether you lost your estate plan or you need to update your existing one, we can help. We understand the stresses with relocating. While you are unpacking, don’t forget to update critical documents in addition to your estate plan like your Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration, and Voter Registration. Below are a few estate planning items that might be in need of updating if you moved from out of state, or in state:
- POA or Guardianship
- Last Will & Testament or Living Will
- Personal Representative
- Marital Property
- If your current plan can protect you from SC Probate
The good news is, you’ve already done the hard part of making critical decisions. Now you just need to make sure it’s adapted to South Carolina law. 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. Contact us today to update your current estate plan or to build a new one.