A South Carolina Last Will and Testament is a legal document that is backed by the state of South Carolina that allows a person, referred to as a Testator, to appropriate his or her assets to beneficiaries after their death. In South Carolina, Section 62 of the South Carolina Code of Laws is the governing force that protects and sets boundaries on these documents. These statutes require each South Carolina Will to be signed by the Testator and two (2) witnesses. In addition, these statutes forbid the use of Holographic Wills (Handwritten Wills), and provides no specific provision for Nuncupative Wills (Oral Wills).
To complete a last will in South Carolina, the first piece of information that a Testator will need to provide is their full name and complete address. Once they've provided this information, they will need to appoint someone to execute their will. Once the Executor has been appointed, the Testator will then declare what will happen to their assets. This section will also detail any wishes that the Testator may have in regards to their funeral and repass. For example, the Testator may specify that they want to be cremated, or that they want a certain song played at their funeral service. After all of the information is complete, the Testator will sign, followed by his or her two (2) witnesses, and the document will then take effect.