Wills and Trusts

The time to plan your final wishes is now.

Wills and trusts allow you to express your wishes regarding your assets and provide for your loved ones after passing. At Johnson DuRant, LLC, we are committed to helping you with these important decisions.

Wills and Trusts

A will, a legal document, directs how you want your assets to be distributed after your death. It can also specify guardianship for minor children. These decisions are left to the state without a will, which may not align with your wishes. On the other hand, a trust is a legal setup where someone appointed as a trustee takes care of managing assets for other people who are called beneficiaries. This can be helpful for managing your assets throughout your life in case you become unable to handle them or after you pass away.

The process of creating a will or trust involves:

  • Inventorying Your Assets. This includes everything you own, such as real estate, vehicles, jewelry, financial accounts, and personal belongings.
  • Deciding on Beneficiaries. These individuals or organizations will receive your assets.
  • Choosing an Executor or Trustee. This person will fulfill your wishes as outlined in your will or trust.
  • Drafting the Document. This should be done with the assistance of an attorney to ensure all legal requirements are met.
  • Signing the Document. Most wills and trusts must be signed in the presence of witnesses to be legally valid.

The best time to create a will or trust is now. We bring decades of experience in law to every case. Our attorneys, Chris DuRant and William Johnson, provide compassionate and comprehensive estate planning services to the communities of Manning, Sumter, and Santee, South Carolina, and the surrounding areas of Clarendon County and Orangeburg County. We are ready to help you with your estate planning, including wills and trusts. Schedule your consultation today.