Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Tax & Estate Planning Law Firm
Protect yourself and your business
Dealing with taxes can be a confusing and frightening experience. Let the attorneys at Minor, Haight & Arundell, P.C. in Hilton Head Island help you find solutions to your tax problems. With more than 70 years of combined experience handling tax planning and litigation in South Carolina, our firm has the expertise and skill to handle even the most complex tax issues that may arise, and our attorneys stand ready to help you get the best possible results for your case.
Tax attorney representing clients throughout South Carolina
At Minor, Haight & Arundell, P.C., we represent individuals and businesses in all tax-related matters, including:
- Tax planning
- Tax litigation and representation
- Tax return preparation
- Estate and gift tax returns
- Sales tax audits
- IRS-related issues
- South Carolina tax issues
- Wage garnishment
- Penalty abatements
- Trust fund recovery penalties
- Estate tax audits
- Income tax audits
- Offers in compromise
- Delinquent filing issues
- Installment payment agreements
- Individual and business tax planning engagements
- Releases of levies and liens
- Tax amnesty cases
Whether you are being audited by the IRS or need help preparing your tax return, we are dedicated to providing top quality legal representation at an affordable cost.
Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations
Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, we can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
- Estate planning
- Estate tax issues
- Choosing the appropriate executor
- Living wills
- Living trusts
- Wills drafting
Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet – making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets’ care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.
Rely on our more than 70 years of combined experience
Minor, Haight & Arundell, P.C. has experience and skills to handle any tax-related or estate planning issue. Call 843-785-8040 today or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.