Estate Administration

Helping Your Family Move Forward

Administering a loved one's estate following his or her passing can quickly become overwhelming, especially when your family may be in the midst of grieving. At Worth, Magee & Fisher, we offer dedicated, client-focused services in estate administration, trust administration and probate. Our responsive attorneys and staff provide insightful guidance and hands-on representation throughout the administration process from start to finish.

In assisting executors and trustees to perform their various duties, we help you take on the legal burden of administering your loved one's estate appropriately under state probate laws as well as both state and federal tax laws. Our experience includes:

  • Notification of creditors, financial account holders and beneficiaries of the death
  • Post-mortem tax planning with regard to fiduciary income taxes, Pennsylvania inheritance tax and federal estate tax that may be applicable
  • Fiduciary accounting
  • Administration and transfer of assets through probate or trust administration to designated beneficiaries
  • Will contests and asset recovery
  • Estate cash management
  • Insolvent estates
  • Formal audit and adjudication
  • Family settlement agreements

We seek to help clients manage an orderly transfer of assets according to the decedent's stated wishes. Should inheritance disputes or will contests arise in the course of estate administration, we seek to resolve matters amicably and efficiently, often through family settlement agreements. When this is not possible we have extensive experience in Orphans' Court litigation to protect the interests of our clients in court where necessary.

As part of our commitment to client service, we offer both hourly and fixed fee arrangements for our work in estate planning and administration. We emphasize flexibility, accessibility and compassion throughout this often difficult time.

Contact Our Lehigh County And Carbon County Lawyers For Trust Administration And Estate Administration

Since 1954, our firm has assisted clients throughout the Lehigh Valley and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a variety of legal needs. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 610-674-0505 locally or 866-490-5954 toll free, or contact us by email. We maintain offices in Allentown and Lehighton. Our office is also fully ADA accessible.