Living Will for Georgia or South Carolina Residents

Living Wills for Georgia or South Carolina residents need not be complex, but the decisions contained in these documents could be incredibly important to your family.   The statutory living will forms for both states are provided here at no cost as a public service.  If Read More

Baby Veronica Update

On January 4, 2013, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of the adoptive parents in South Carolina’s Baby Veronica case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act.  Oral arguments in the case could be as soon as Read More

Collaborative Divorce in Georgia ǀ South Carolina

Collaborative divorce is available in Georgia and South Carolina and Hindson & Melton LLC can assist you with a collaborative divorce in either state.  ALSO SEE: PARENTING PLAN REQUIRED FOR ALL GEORGIA CUSTODY CASES JOINT CUSTODY AND WHO DECIDES CUSTODY CUSTODY Read More

Second Marriage Estate Planning Tips for South Carolina Domiciliary

Second marriages present some interesting estate planning issues.  Hindson & Melton LLC recommends that individuals contemplating a second (or subsequent) marriage seek legal advice prior to the marriage. Second marriage estate planning considers issues such as: what, if any, assets to own jointly and when Read More

Baby Veronica Returned to Biological Father in South Carolina Adoption Case

The South Carolina adoption case of “Baby Veronica” has been in the news for months.  This heartbreaking case includes important information for every prospective adoptive parent, adoption agency, and attorney who handles adoption cases in every state. Indian Child Welfare Act dictates decision in Read More

South Carolina Prenuptial Agreements

South Carolina prenuptial agreements  (also called antenuptial agreements, or premarital agreements) “will be enforced if made voluntarily and in good faith and if fair and equitable….” Stork v. First Nat’l Bank of South Carolina, 281 S.C. 515 (1984).  Experienced legal counsel can Read More

Property Held In Trust for the Benefit of Episcopal Church

The real property dispute between Episcopal Diocese of Georgia and the oldest church in Georgia ended on May 21, 2012.   The real property of Christ Church Savannah is held in trust for the benefit of Episcopal Church. On May 21st a Rule 46 Read More

Income Tax Bracket 2012

Do you know your income tax bracket 2012?  Often in an estate planning or financial planning session, you will be asked your current income tax bracket. For 2012, if you are married filing jointly or surviving spouse: Taxable income between $0 Read More

South Carolina Estate Planning

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. Read More

Grandparent Visitation – South Carolina

South Carolina Family Court has jurisdiction to order visitation for grandparents under certain circumstances.  If either or both parents of the minor child are deceased, or are divorced, or living separately, the court has authority to order visitation with the Read More

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