There are several methods of administering an estate and the proper administration for each Estate will depend on individual circumstances.

To begin the Probate process, please complete the Estate Packet, then call our In-Take Clerk at 803-425-1503.


 Please Note:

It is not mandatory that you be represented by an attorney but in most cases, especially contested situations, it is recommended.

The Kershaw County Probate Court cannot give legal advice.



Probate Process Brochure

Full Estate Packet

Small Estate Packet


Helpful Links:

South Carolina Probate Forms

GIS Land Search

South Carolina Land Records


Helpful Online Videos

  1. “An Introduction to Probate Court: Opening an Estate”
  2. “An Introduction to Probate Court: Inventory & Appraisement”
  3. “An Introduction to Probate Court: Closing and Estate”