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Charleston's New Booze Pop Bar May Present Some Problems...

» Posted October 11, 2016Peter A. KoutenNews

Charleston's new frozen cocktail shop poses certain issues as sales avoid laws concerning open containers and sales to minors.

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Estate Planning for Young People

» Posted September 29, 2016Estate Planning

ESTATE PLANNING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE - Kouten Law Firm, LLC. Estate planning is not just for the old and wealthy. Everyone over the age of eighteen should have at least some form of an estate plan in place. A basic Estate Plan includes a Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney, Healthcare Power of Attorney, and Living Will.

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» Posted June 21, 2016Estate Planning

ESTATE PLANNING- PROBATE VS. NON-PROBATE ASSETS- Kouten Law Firm, LLC.  Charleston, South Carolina Estate Planning tools can be used to transfer assets through the probate process and outside of the probate process. These tools include a Last Will and Testament, which specifies who receives your assets when you die. Additional tools include Trusts, joint tenancy with deeds, payable on death accounts and beneficiary designations.

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They Decided to Get their Wills.

» Posted June 13, 2016Estate Planning

Proper family planning includes an estate plan.  Here we discuss a simple estate plan:  Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Healthcare Power of Attorney, and Durable Power of Attorney.

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