Whether you are a long time South Carolina resident or a newcomer to the area, it is our honor and privilege to provide the legal services you need. As this area has grown, so has the need for trusted legal help with real estate matters (closings) and estate planning (wills and trusts). That's where the Peterson Law Firm, P.A. comes in. To better serve our clients, our legal work is generally limited to real estate and estate planning. Within those legal areas, we have crafted our practice to accommodate the growing and ever changing needs of our clients. Our success is built on such foundational values as empathy, trust and respect. We believe that this is your legal journey - and throughout the process, we want to ensure that you have all the information necessary to make the best decisions for you.
Mr. Peterson has over 25 years of experience practicing law in South Carolina. He and his staff take pride in their efforts to give clients more than they expect and recognize the importance of delivering quality services and creative solutions to clients for a reasonable cost.
Located conveniently off Interstate 77 in Fort Mill, SC in Baxter Village, we welcome the opportunity to assist you with your real estate or estate planning needs.
When it comes to planning your estate, the first thing to keep in mind is the fact that you have an estate, no matter how small. Whether your anticipated estate is big or small, your loved ones are counting on you to plan for their safety and financial wellbeing. Your home, your life insurance, your retirement, your automobile, your family heirlooms and personal belongings, and even a future inheritance are all assets that require planning to ensure surviving family members (including any minor children) can access and benefit from them effectively and in a timely way on your death or disability.
A good estate planning attorney can help you: (1) identify all of the property and people in your life requiring protection; (2) evaluate your family's financial needs, wants, and abilities; (3) evaluate alternative cost effective ways and methods to provide for and protect your family in the event of your death or disability; and (4) choose, design, and implement the appropriate estate plan that is right for you.
A good plan helps to ensure that your assets are distributed and available to your chosen family members if there is a fatality or an accident or medical condition that leaves you disabled or otherwise incapacitated. A good plan with a Medical Power of Attorney and Financial Power of Attorney in place keeps you (and your family) out of probate court if you suffer from an accident or medical condition. If you have minor children, it is all the more urgent that a good plan is in place.
We can help you create a new plan, modify an existing plan, or simply confirm your existing plan does what you think it does. Most importantly, we can help you ensure your estate plan conforms to applicable laws and protects the financial futures of those who need your protection. Estate planning and probate can be confusing, often overwhelming, and affected by laws that are different in every state and seem to change daily. We are here to guide you through these complicated processes and areas of law. Contact Peterson Law Firm, P.A. for an estate planning consultation. For additional estate planning information, click here.
Real estate law is an incredibly complicated area of the law that changes daily. In South Carolina, it includes city and county ordinances, state law and federal law. It touches on many different aspects of law, including contract law, property law, insurance law, property tax law, zoning law and much more. It comes from many sources: statutory law, regulatory law and court case law. In South Carolina, only South Carolina licensed attorneys are permitted to handle real estate closings. For over 25 years, John Peterson has been licensed to practice law in South Carolina. We would be honored to handle your closing. Call now to schedule an appointment to work with us. With every closing, we hope that our efforts help to ensure the closing process goes smoothly for all parties. If you are a REALTOR, click here. If you are a BUYER, click here. If you are a SELLER, click here.