Not Leaving a Will Can Cause Much Trouble for Loved Ones

Jun 12, 2017

Not leaving a will is considered the biggest "sin" of estate planning. Even an online form, not the best of ideas, is better than no will at all.
Credit Tut Underwood/SC Public Radio

Perhaps as much as 50 to 60 percent of South Carolinians do not have a will.  According to attorney Bert Brannon, a will is a person’s last chance to say what he or she wants to happen to his/her possessions, so it should be taken seriously.  Brannon and Richland County Probate Judge Amy McCullough name some reasons why people put off making a will, and why not leaving a will is a really bad idea.  While It has no effect on the deceased at all, it can cause untold distress and trouble for those left behind.