Wills and Probate

Charleston Estate Planning Attorney

Getting a Will or Probate

Estate Planning: We Prepare Wills, Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney, Simple Trusts

A sound estate plan can help to ensure that your wishes concerning your medical care and the distribution of your property are followed at the end of your life. Everyone should have an estate plan that, at the very least, includes a living will and a last will and testament. It is important to have a reliable attorney help you through the estate planning process so that your wishes are clear and written in a way that minimizes the possibility of dispute.

The Steadman Law Firm, P.A., helps clients create personalized wills. We work with people at many different stages of their lives and with a broad range of needs. Charleston wills attorney Richard A. Steadman Jr., has been practicing law for more than 40 years. He can help you create a will that accommodates your wishes and provides for your heirs in the manner that you specify.

Creating a Personalized Will

A will is the most basic component of an estate plan that documents the wishes of an individual to be carried out upon his or her death. A will can address the following:

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  • Beneficiary information
  • Disposition of assets
  • Care of minor children
  • Conservatorship/personal representative
  • Other personal and financial designations

Living Will

When some people think of estate planning, the only thing that comes to mind is a will, but there is much more that should be considered. A living will can clearly define how you want your medical care to be handled should you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself. You can also make arrangements for a personal representative to handle your financial affairs and other matters. We also assist clients in establishing trusts, medical directives, and powers of attorney.


A power of attorney can be a valuable tool to assist people in conducting transactions. Don’t wait until one is incapacitated and it is too late.┬áContact our will and probate lawyer today.