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, P.C., we offer dedicated, client-focused services in estate administration, trust administration and probate.
Since 1954, our firm has assisted clients throughout the Lehigh Valley and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a variety of legal needs. Our responsive attorneys and staff provide insightful guidance and hands-on representation throughout the administration process from start to finish. We emphasize flexibility, accessibility and compassion throughout this often difficult time.
Over 60 Years Of Estate Administration Experience
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 other disputes
- 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.
Contact Our Lawyers For Trust And Estate Administration
As part of our commitment to client service, we offer both hourly and fixed fee arrangements for our work in estate planning and administration. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 866-490-5954 locally or toll-free, or contact us by email. We maintain offices in Allentown and Lehighton. Our office is also fully ADA accessible.