Helpful Links

Below are a number of websites that we routinely use and refer to and recommend to our clients who have questions or need information that can be answered or provided by the websites.

WILL AND TRUST FORMS

We have noticed that many people are looking for free will and trust forms.  We do not recommend that people prepare their own wills, trust agreements or other estate planning documents. However some of the most comprehensive Will and Trust Forms that we have found on the Internet are on Northern Trust Company’s website, at the following address. These forms should never be used without the input, review and advice by an attorney licensed in your own state, who has substantial experience in wills and trusts.    You should never assume that any of these documents are appropriate for your own situation.

www.northerntrust.com

 

PROBATE AND TRUST INFORMATION

South Carolina Supreme Court Probate Forms

https://www.sccourts.org/forms/

Beaufort County Probate Court

https://www.sccourts.org/probate/index.cfm?countyno=7

Beaufort County Probate Forms

https://www.sccourts.org/probate/index.cfm?fuseaction=forms&countyno=7

Charleston County Probate Court

http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/docs/ProbateMain.html

Richland County Probate Court

http://www.richlandcountysc.gov/Government/Courts-and-Judicial-System/Probate-Court

South Carolina Probate Code

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/title62.php

South Carolina Trust Code

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t62c007.php

 

Beaufort County Deed Information

Beaufort Country Register of Deeds Property Lookup

http://rodweb.bcgov.net/nvtest/or_sch.asp

Beaufort Country Special 4% Assessment Ratio

https://www.bcgov.net/departments/Real-Property-Services/assessor/four-percent.php

 

IRS INFORMATION

IRS Website

http://www.irs.gov/

Tax Almanac Website for Internal Revenue Code, Regulations

http://taxalmanac.com/index.php/Main_Page

Internal Revenue Service Form SS-4 for Use in Obtaining an Employer Identification or Tax Identificaiton Number for a Business, Including an Estate, i.e., a Personal Representative and a Trust, i.e, a Trustee:

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fss4.pdf

 

Consumer Information from Bar Associations

Consumer Publications from the South Carolina Bar: 
http://scbar.org/public_services/free_publications/

Health Care Power of Attorney, Courtesty of the South Carolina Bar: 
http://scbar.org/public/files/docs/Public/HealthCarePOA.pdf

A Guide to Laws and Programs Affecting Senior Citizens Provided by the South Carolina Bar:
http://www.scbar.org/public/files/docs/SrCitGuide.pdf

Your Guide to Magistrate’s Court Provided by the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division:
http://www.scbar.org/public/files/docs/MagCtGuide08.pdf

Guidelines for Guardians ad Litem for Children in Family Court Provided by the South Carolina Bar:
http://www.scbar.org/public/files/docs/GALbrochure.pdf

Kids Law Provided by the USC School of Law Children's Law Center posted by the South Carolina Bar:
http://www.scbar.org/public/files/docs/Public/KidsLaw2006.pdf

Consumer Pamplets from the Florida Bar (Not South Carolina Law):
http://www.floridabar.org/tfb/TFBConsum.nsf/48e76203493b82ad852567090070c9b9/7adaf9c3481ead7685256b2f006c53fa?OpenDocument

 

South Carolina Motor Vehicle Information

Information on Vehicle Titles and Registration Provided by the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles:
http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/default.aspx?n=titleandreg

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Affidavit of Inheritance
 to be used when no Personal Representative has been Appointed
to Transfer Title of an Automobile of a Decedent: 
http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/forms/4036.pdf

 

Social Security Information

The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration:
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/

Social Security Program Operations Manual (POM):
https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/aboutpoms!OpenPage

 

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID ELIGIBLE NURSING HOMES

From the Medicare Website:

http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Include/DataSection/Questions/ProximitySearch.asp

 

Medicaid Information

Medicaid Information, Including Applications from the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services:
http://www.dhhs.state.sc.us/dhhsnew/medicaid.asp

Medicaid Policies and Procedures Manual Provided by the South Carolina State Government:
https://medsweb.scdhhs.gov/mppm/mppmtoc.htm

 

BANKRUPTCY AND FORECLOSURE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY
MICHAEL J. COX, ATTORNEY AT LAW, LLC.  

*MICHAEL J. COX IS A CERTIFIED BANKRUPTCY LAW SPECIALIST

Basic Chapter 13 and Foreclosure Information
http://www.michaeljcoxlaw.com/foreclosurebankruptcy.asp

What is Bankruptcy?
http://www.michaeljcoxlaw.com/whatbankruptcy.asp

Basics of Bankruptcy:
http://www.michaeljcoxlaw.com/assets/BasicsofBankruptcy.pdf

Bankruptcy Chapters:
http://www.michaeljcoxlaw.com/bankchapters.asp

Small Business Bankruptcy:
http://www.michaeljcoxlaw.com/banksmallbusiness.asp

Steps for Filing Bankruptcy:
http://www.michaeljcoxlaw.com/banksteps.asp

Frequently Asked Questions in Bankruptcy
http://www.michaeljcoxlaw.com/bankfaqs.asp