Divorce And Estate Planning In South Carolina

What happens when a divorce proceeding is interrupted by the death of a spouse? How is the estate divided or undivided? The South Carolina Supreme Court has recently reexamined this issue and settled the law on what precisely a death can abate. This post will first reflect on the status of a spouse whose partner dies during a divorce proceeding before analyzing the status of their property. Finally, it will offer some guidance in planning for and navigating such situations.