Aretha Franklin passed away last year from pancreatic cancer. Today, three handwritten wills were discovered in her Michigan home. Under South Carolina law, Aretha Franklin’s handwritten wills would likely not be valid since they were not signed with two witnesses. However, a personal property distribution in this format likely would be held valid.Read More
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Contrary to what some may think, if you pass away without a will, the state will not keep all your belongings. Instead, the state provides your estate plan for you. Is it what you would have picked? Many times it is not. If you care where your belongings will go at your death, it is important to make your own decisions with a comprehensive estate plan. It is never too early to plan to avoid unintended consequences.