PROBATE COURT

PROBATE COURT

PROBATE COURT
123 SOUTH MAIN STREET
PO BOX 24

BISHOPVILLE SC 29010
PHONE:  803-484-5341 EXT. 339
FAX:  803-484-6881            
                                                                        Michael A. Davis, Probate Judge
                                                        Lee County

                                                           
                             
  
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HOURS OF OPERATION                                                                                                
MONDAY - FRIDAY
9:00 - 5:00
 

The  Probate Court is responsible for the following activities:

         For Probate Court Administration Forms,
         visit https://www.sccourts.org/probate/index.cfm?fuseaction=forms&countyno=31

        
Appointments are not required, but are encouraged, as this will help you and our staff with your needs.

  
ITEMS NEEDED TO OPEN AN ESTATE FOR PROBATE:

    1. Original Death Certificate
    2. Paid Funeral Bill (if only need to do Affidavit for Collection)
    3. Original Last Will and Testament
    4. Name, Address, and year of birth for all heirs and devisees. This means spouse, all children (living and deceased would need children of deceased children, and anyone mentioned in the will.
    5. List of property owned by decedent.  Includes real estate, vehicles, bank accounts, life insurance policies and retirement accounts.
    6. Copy of real estate deed, vehicle title, bank statement, insurance information and retirement statements.
    7. First expense of the estate is $ 83.16.  This fee is required to be paid to the Lee County Observer for running Notice to Creditors in newspaper for 3 consecutive weeks.
    8. Probate fee will be assessed based on the Inventory and Appraisement value.
    9. We are not set up to take Debit or Credit cards.  We accept cash and Personal checks.
    10. Please call 803-484-5341, Ext. 339 or 361 to make an appointment when you have all of the necessary documents.
    11. Appointment times last approximately 1to 2 hours, depending on the size of the estate.

      

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