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 Worksheet, 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.


Additional Documents:

Probate Process Brochure

Full Estate Checklist

Application/Petition for Probate of Will or Appointment

Affidavit of Personal Representative

Small Estate Checklist

Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property (Small Estate)


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”