Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation offers seminar in St. George

  • Friday, July 12, 2013

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation is conducting a two-day event at the Shady Grove United Methodist Church in St. George on July 12 and 13 hosted by the board of directors of the Shady Grove Life Center and the St. George Ministerial Alliance.

Both events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

The first event is an educational seminar on the issues of heirs’ property which will be held on Friday, July 12 at Shady Grove United Methodist Church at 9221 Charleston Highway/Highway 178 in St. George from 6-8 p.m. Learn all you need to know about the rights, responsibilities and risks of owning heirs’ property and what steps need to be taken to resolve those issues.

Educational materials will be distributed and light refreshments will be served. To reserve your seat, please call Mary Mack at 843-563-7985 or Rev. Willerma Frazier Riley at 843-563-7182 or Jackie Wilson at the center at 843-745-7055 / toll free 866-657-2676.

The second event is a free Wills Clinic which will also be held in the Shady Grove United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Local attorneys will draft simple wills for those who attend.

Individual appointments must be made in advance. Please contact Pam Pendergrass at the center at 843-745-7055 or toll free at: 1-866-657-2676 to schedule your appointment.

With a simple will, you can name those to whom you wish to pass on your possessions when you are gone.

You may even pass on your percentage of heirs’ property ownership in your Will. Having your will drafted is a gift to you and to those you leave behind.

To learn more about the center, go to: www.heirsproperty.org.

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation is celebrating eight years of serving, supporting and empowering heirs’ property (HP) owners and their communities.

The center accomplishes this mission by providing educational and legal services to low-income heirs’ property owners, nonprofit organizations serving heirs’ property owners, attorneys and judges handling heirs’ property cases and the community-at-large in Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester and Georgetown counties in South Carolina.

Since 2005, the center has responded to the increasing need for HP education and legal services by providing advice and counsel to 1,306 applicants, and legal services to 317 clients; conducting 372 legal seminars and presentations to 7,552 persons; drafted 320 simple wills and also providing technical assistance to county government planners and local planning committees on HP as they worked on comprehensive plans for their communities.

Working with volunteers from the Charleston School of Law, the center has successfully cleared 91 titles.

For more information, go online to www.heirsproperty.org.

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