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The Charleston Estate Planning Law Firm

At the Charleston Estate Planning Law Firm, we believe that estate planning is all about protecting your family and loved ones in the event of your incapacity or death. A strong estate plan helps you to manage and preserve your assets during your lifetime, ensures your assets are efficiently distributed according to your wishes and protect your loved ones and their inheritances well after you are gone. We help you to create well thought out plans that provide for cost-effective and expedient transfer of assets at death. Through estate planning, we also make sure that there are provisions for yourself and your family should you become incapacitated without the necessity of court intervention.

We take a holistic approach to estate planning, which means we are there for you and your family through the entire process. Not only do we help you create your plan, we also provide probate administration and trust administration services to guide your family through the process of implementing the plan after death. 

The Charleston Estate Planning Law Firm serves clients in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. Call us today to set up a free initial consultation appointment.

Services

Services

Estate Planning

When it comes to estate planning, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. At The Charleston Estate Planning Law Firm, we get to know every client on a personal level so that we can help them create estate plans that are as unique as they are.

Probate & Trust Administration

The loss of a loved one is heartbreaking, and it can be a difficult time to navigate complicated legal processes. The Charleston Estate Planning Law firm team is here to support you through these challenges.

Guardianship & Conservatorship

Charleston Estate Planning Law Firm represents clients seeking guardianship and conservatorship of friends or family members who can no longer manage their own personal or financial affairs.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

Our sincere thanks for the expertise and effort you made in straightening out our estate and making our future a little or a lot less complicated. From the moment we stepped into your office, you put us at ease and in a comfortable environment. Your explanations and presentation of several avenues a… Read more
Linda and Joe P.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Eleanor for our estate planning needs and our experience was positive from start to finish. She was highly recommended, and her expertise, candor and warmth exceeded our expectations. She took the time to explain to us the process and patiently answe… Read more
Laura Lima
She is very informed, explained things clearly and just enjoyable to talk with and work with.
Lisa
My wife and I recently moved to Charleston, SC from the Finger Lakes region of NYS. We needed to update our estate planning documents, wills/trusts, power of attorney, living will, etc. Our James Island CPA recommended Eleanor for the task. Eleanor provided us with good advice moving forward conside… Read more
Carl
My husband and I made an appointment with Eleanor Washburn to go over estate and trust planning. We knew what we wanted and needed but we weren’t sure how to implement it. She met with us twice, once to get to know us and the second time to finalize everything. Eleanor is very easy to talk to. She… Read more
Jaime Postell Thrift
My experience with both Dawn Hart and Eleanor Washburn are what I would expect from a professional law firm. I enjoyed working with both of them and would recommend them to my friends.
Donald Reinhart
Went above and beyond my expectations. Very well detail oriented. Highly recommend and will use again.
B.L.
Eleanor is an intelligent, skilled professional. Her knowledge of the law goes far beyond the average estate planning attorney – she understands how to apply that knowledge to a client’s particular situation to best achieve the client’s desired results. I recommend her without hesitation.… Read more
Justin
Eleanor Washburn is an excellent attorney and she has my highest recommendation!
Stephanie
She knew exactly what we needed to do.
Brian and Kathy
Dawn and Eleanor were both extremely experienced, and they were able to walk us through the process so that we could understand it easily….
Philip Dillon
Always felt very respected when answering our questions! Initial contact with Dawn made me feel genuinely cared for and guided. Thanks for user friendly atmosphere!!
Delia
We needed our Trust documents updated after moving to South Carolina. They did a great job! Very friendly and understanding!
Tom
Eleanor and Dawn made everything so easy and painless! They worked hard to accommodate our schedules and got things done for us very quickly. We so appreciate their efforts, kindness and expertise and absolutely would highly recommend them!
Samantha
Don’t hesitate to make an appointment. Their service is professional with a level of compassion that makes you feel comfortable and confident in your decisions. We are so happy with Charleston Estate Planning.
Teresa Harper
They have some amazing people with excellent communication skills, they are knowledgeable, and have strong analytical abilities. I would recommend Charleston Estate Planning to all my friends and family!
E. Owens
Eleanor Washburn was recommended to us by a good friend who had a great experience with her. My wife and I had the same experience and are very happy that we followed her advice. Eleanor is very personable, knowledgeable and professional. It was a pleasure working with her especially considering the… Read more
Gary
Very professional and personable. Process was easy and efficient. Good experience – pleased with outcome. 5 Stars.
Paul
It is with the most heartfelt gratitude that I leave this review for Eleanor and Dawn at Charleston estate planning. Both went above and beyond and helping my parents with this difficult transition in their lives. I cannot say thank you enough for your patience and understanding and communication du… Read more
Charlotte Kauffman
Smooth, timely, and accurate… Thanks Eleanor Washburn
Randy Donley
Great team, really made things easy for us!
Larry
Very efficient and easy to understand. Never rushed – excellent experience.
Jim
Eleanor Washburn helped my husband with probate. She was reasonably priced and made the process much simpler for us. She was very accommodating in meeting us in the early evenings. I definitely recommend her services.
Renee
Eleanor Washburn came highly recommended by other attorneys in the surrounding areas. Her 25+ years of experience was also a draw. She was a phenomenal help to my siblings and I in a highly unanticipated estate case. We appreciated her up front, straight forward, & timely communication. She took the… Read more
Rebecca
The estate plan prepared for us was extensive in scope far beyond what we expected. Needs we did not know we had were explained, covered, and included. The process was simple and not too time consuming. A very worthwhile experience. Thank you.
Martha Ferguson

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