Greenville County, SC Estate Lawyers


Joseph S. Lyles Lawyer
Joseph S. Lyles
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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Environmental Law, Business

Unlike other lawyers, I have lots of trial experience. Although I settle most of the cases I handle, I know how to take them to court so a jury or jud... (more)

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Lloyd Wayne Patterson Lawyer

Lloyd Wayne Patterson

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Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate, Estate, Car Accident, Traffic

I have over forty five years of business and legal experience. Prior to entering law, I owned and managed corporations involved in various fields of t... (more)

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W. D. Yarborough Lawyer

W. D. Yarborough

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Divorce, Criminal, Elder Law, Medical Malpractice, Estate

W. D. Yarborough has been licensed to practice law for 46 years. He graduated from Furman University in 1967, and the University of South Carolina in ... (more)

Erin Culbertson

Real Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Estate, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  21 Years
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Beth Manning Lee

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Contract, Business
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Lauren Marie Taylor

Criminal, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

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Catherine Christophillis

Divorce & Family Law, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Estate, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  43 Years

Barbara Faith Martzin

Estate, Real Estate, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Mark Stephen Keegan

Estate, Real Estate, Business, Criminal
Status:  Retired           

Jason Dickerson

Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

INTESTATE

The condition of dying without a valid will. The probate court appoints an administrator to distribute the deceased person's property according to state law.

TESTAMENTARY TRUST

A trust created by a will, effective only upon the death of the willmaker.

DEED OF TRUST

See trust deed.

POWER OF APPOINTMENT

The legal authority to decide who will receive someone else's property, usually property held in a trust. Most trustees can distribute the income from a trust o... (more...)
The legal authority to decide who will receive someone else's property, usually property held in a trust. Most trustees can distribute the income from a trust only according to the terms of the trust, but a trustee with a power of appointment can choose the beneficiaries, sometimes from a list of candidates specified by the grantor. For example, Karin creates a trust with power of appointment to benefit either the local art museum, symphony, library or park, depending on the trustee's assessment of need.

SELF-PROVING WILL

A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-prov... (more...)
A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-proving when two witnesses sign under penalty of perjury that they observed the willmaker sign it and that he told them it was his will. If no one contests the validity of the will, the probate court will accept the will without hearing the testimony of the witnesses or other evidence. To make a self-proving will in other states, the willmaker and one or more witnesses must sign an affidavit (sworn statement) before a notary public certifying that the will is genuine and that all willmaking formalities have been observed.

SECONDARY MEANING

In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a 'secondary meaning': great public recognition through long use ... (more...)
In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a 'secondary meaning': great public recognition through long use and exposure in the marketplace. For example, though first names are not generally considered inherently distinctive, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream has become so well known that it is now entitled to maximum trademark protection.

TRUST DEED

The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to... (more...)
The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to a trustee -- often a title company -- who holds it as security for a loan. When the loan is paid off, the title is transferred to the borrower. The trustee will not become involved in the arrangement unless the borrower defaults on the loan. At that point, the trustee can sell the property and pay the lender from the proceeds.

SWEARING MATCH

A case that turns on the word of one witness versus another. The outcome of a swearing match usually depends on whom the jury finds most trustworthy.

EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974 (ERISA)

A federal law passed to protect pension rights. ERISA: sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to o... (more...)
A federal law passed to protect pension rights. ERISA: sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to or taken from a worker provides some protection for workers in the event certain types of pension plans cannot pay the benefits to which workers are entitled, and requires that employers provide full and clear information about employees' pension rights, including the way pension benefits accumulate, how the company invests pension funds, and when and how pension benefits can be collected.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Robinson v. Estate of Harris

In their amended complaint, Appellants requested the 2000 foreclosure be set aside because of ineffective service of process on Kathleen and Bobbie L. Brown, the mortgagors of Duggan Property when it went into foreclosure. On April 27, 2005, Duggan filed an answer in ...

Estate of Carr ex rel. Bolton v. CIRCLE S ENT. INC.

In late September 2000, Linda Carr (Linda) was in the market to buy an automobile. Linda, her mother Beatrice Carr (Beatrice), and the rest of her family went to the Dealership to purchase a vehicle for Linda. While negotiating for the purchase of a 1999 Chrysler Sebring ...

In re Estate of Anderson

In re ESTATE OF Jettie Byrd F. ANDERSON Sarah Anderson Lee, Appellant, v. Burney V. Locklear, III, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Jettie Byrd F. Anderson, Edward Eugene Locklear, Otis D. Anderson, Regina A. Mistic, Gale A. ...