SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) — Tiffany Provence, managing partner of Provence Messervy law firm, is putting her skills as a well-known probate litigator in South Carolina to good use as she reaches out to her hometown heroes by offering free estate planning.
“These ladies and gentleman risk their lives for us every day but most have a tendency not to prepare for the unthinkable,” said Provence, who spent more than a decade serving as the Dorchester County Probate Judge. ”We’ve been offering free wills and related documents to first responders since the Sofa Super Store fire, but many were either unaware of our offer or the need to update these documents, so we are hoping this will encourage them to come let us help!”
In an effort to help spread the word, Provence asked Summerville Fire Chief, Richard Waring, to be the first in his department to accept the offer.
“We work in a dangerous profession where things can change in the blink of an eye, so it is incredibly important to keep our affairs in order,” said Waring. “I am very appreciative of Tiffany Provence and the Provence Messervy Law Firm for providing this great service to our local firefighters, and I am encouraging all of our personnel to take advantage of it.”
Provence said she hopes others will follow in Chief Waring’s footsteps and make estate planning a priority.
“I’d love for everyone to make a New Year’s resolution to take care of their families and put their needs first, if only for the hour it takes to get these documents complete.”
For more information, please visit http://www.ProvenceMesservy.com and click on the “First Responders Estate Planning” tab located in the “News and Resources” section.