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2012 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 62 - South Carolina Probate Code
Chapter 6 - ARTICLE 6. NONPROBATE TRANSFERS
Section 62-6-201 - Provisions for payment or transfer at death.
SC Code § 62-6-201 (2012) What's This?
(a) Any of the following provisions in an insurance policy, contract of employment, bond, mortgage, or other security interest, promissory note, deposit agreement, pension plan, trust agreement, conveyance, or any other written instrument otherwise effective as a contract, gift, conveyance, or trust is deemed to be nontestamentary, and this Code does not invalidate the instrument or any provision:
(1) that money or other benefits theretofore due to, controlled, or owned by a decedent shall be paid after his death to a person designated by the decedent in either the instrument or a separate writing, including a will, executed at the same time as the instrument or subsequently;
(2) that any money due or to become due under the instrument shall cease to be payable in event of the death of the promisee or the promissor before payment or demand; or
(3) that any property which is the subject of the instrument shall pass to a person designated by the decedent in either the instrument or a separate writing, including a will, executed at the same time as the instrument or subsequently.
(b) Nothing in this section limits the rights of creditors under other laws of this State.
HISTORY: 1986 Act No. 539, Section 1.
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