Education

At the heart of all that we do is – education. Knowledge opens hearts and minds and fuels decision-making and action that can change lives.

We educate in many ways – through education seminars at churches, civic and senior centers, community-wide presentations, Lunch ‘n Learns and information tables at local festivals and gatherings.

Our attorneys also schedule individual “Advice and Counsel” appointments for you to receive one, free hour of legal advice on your specific heirs’ property situation. Call to make that appointment: (843) 745-7055

We welcome the chance to come and tell you more about the Center and how we can help you. Call us and we will come!

Our Work

Our work falls into three buckets:
Prevention, Resolution and Land Utilization.

Prevention

We prevent the loss and growth of heirs’ property (HP) by:

  • Conducting free, community Wills Clinics to draft simple wills;
  • Conducting education seminars that combine information on HP and the Center’s sustainable forestry program (SFP) to increase knowledge about the rights, risks and responsibilities of owning HP and how to resolve it and how to manage land for timber to realize increased income, and
  • Probating estates within the 10 years required by SC law.

Resolution

We resolve HP title issues by:

  • Providing a free hour of legal consultation with a Center attorney to discuss your particular HP situation and explore the steps that need to be taken to resolve your HP issues, and
  • Providing the direct legal services needed for families to obtain clear title to their land.

Land Utilization

We promote the sustainable use of the land to benefit landowners economically by:

  • Providing forestry education and access to technical and financial assistance programs to help families develop and implement long term forest management plans on their land to increase the value and income from their land.