South Carolina – Parker & Cole

FAQs for South Carolina Probate

Probate laws vary state to state so it is important that you understand the laws in your state.  There are key differences that make dealing with probate in South Carolina unique.

1. Can Probate be avoided in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, you can avoid Probate if you set up a trust for all of your assets. If there is no trust or other plans, the estate will enter the probate process in South Carolina which can be a long process.

2. How long does Probate Take in South Carolina?

The probate process in South Carolina can be frustratingly long. It can take anywhere from 9 months to over 2 years, depending upon the complexity of the estate, the number of heirs, and the speed of the local court administering the case. If the Will is being contested, probate can drag on for even longer – sometimes taking several years. And that was pre-pandemic so now we are seeing more delays. Parker & Cole can get you funded long before the probate process is completed.

3. How can I speed up the probate process in South Carolina?

Unfortunately, there is no real way to speed up the probate process, as it is required to go through the Courts which are currently backlogged. However, Parker & Cole can be the ideal solution to access a portion of your inheritance while you wait for the estate to close and disburse. The experienced professionals at Parker & Cole can guide you through the process making it easy to get the money you need as quickly as the same day.

4. Can I get a Probate Advance in South Carolina?

Yes. Parker & Cole works in all fifty states and in all of South Carolina’s counties, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Abbeville County, SC
  • Aiken County, SC
  • Allendale County, SC
  • Anderson County, SC
  • Bamberg County, SC
  • Barnwell County, SC
  • Beaufort County, SC
  • Berkeley County, SC
  • Calhoun County, SC
  • Charleston County, SC
  • Cherokee County, SC
  • Chester County, SC
  • Chesterfield County, SC
  • Clarendon County, SC
  • Colleton County, SC
  • Darlington County, SC
  • Dillon County, SC
  • Dorchester County, SC
  • Edgefield County, SC
  • Fairfield County, SC
  • Florence County, SC
  • Georgetown County, SC
  • Greenville County, SC
  • Greenwood County, SC
  • Hampton County, SC
  • Horry County, SC
  • Jasper County, SC
  • Kershaw County, SC
  • Lancaster County, SC
  • Laurens County, SC
  • Lee County, SC
  • Lexington County, SC
  • Marion County, SC
  • Marlboro County, SC
  • McCormick County, SC
  • Newberry County, SC
  • Oconee County, SC
  • Orangeburg County, SC
  • Pickens County, SC
  • Richland County, SC
  • Saluda County, SC
  • Spartanburg County, SC
  • Sumter County, SC
  • Union County, SC
  • Williamsburg County, SC
  • York County, SC

5. Does South Carolina have an estate tax?

No, South Carolina does not have an estate tax. The following states do have an estate tax:

    • Connecticut
    • Illinois
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Minnesota
    • New York
    • Oregon
    • Rhode Island
    • Vermont
    • Washington (state)

6. Does South Carolina have an inheritance tax?

No, South Carolina does not have an inheritance tax. The following states do have an inheritance tax.

    • Iowa
    • Kentucky
    • Maryland
    • Nebraska
    • New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania