Hindson & Melton LLC is a premier Charleston-area provider of estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate administration legal services.   We offer a full range of estate-planning instruments and services for individuals and families interested in preserving their own, or their parents’ assets. We can help you achieve your objectives for your estate, whether you are trying to achieve estate tax savings, caring for the special needs of family members, trying to avoid probate, providing for a family business succession, or providing for a blended family.  We have extensive experience counseling couples entering into second marriages, whose estate planning and premarital concerns are unique.  We listen carefully to your concerns and objectives and work with you to tailor a solution just for you. At the conclusion of our estate planning, wills and trusts work together, our clients have peace of mind.

When you know the time is right to turn your estate planning goals into reality, contact the Charleston estate planning attorneys of Hindson & Melton LLC. We offer thirty years of estate-planning experience.

We offer the following estate-planning legal services:

  • wills
  • trusts
  • special needs trusts
  • guardianships
  • durable powers of attorney
  • advance health care directives
  • living wills
  • pre- and postnuptial agreements
  • conservatorships
  • estate tax savings

We also offer estate administration or probate legal services.

With our estate administration legal services, we help trustees and estate administrators marshal and distribute assets in a cost-efficient way that preserves assets for the intended parties.

Sometimes people pass away without proper estate planning, or their will may be out-of-date, incomplete, or inadequate. Many individuals who prepare their own wills or trust documents end up with unintended consequences and family chaos.  Saving a few hundred dollars up front can cost many thousands later, and worse, can result in a totally unexpected and unacceptable distribution of estate assets.  Probate litigation can be complex and fraught with emotional frustration. Our experiences help us cut through legal entanglements to resolve many probate disputes without litigation. However, when something needs to be settled in the courtroom, we have plenty of litigation experience to get results.

We believe that every family needs estate planning in order to plan for their family or funds after death.  You also need to plan for your possible disability or incapacity.  Nominating a guardian to care for your minor children is important even if you do not have a significant estate.  If you need estate planning and estate administration services for yourself, or for your parents or extended family, contact the Charleston estate planning attorney at Hindson & Melton LLC.  We can help you develop a plan to give you peace of mind.