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How Do I Probate A Will In Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania is generally considered a probate-friendly state. This means our probate courts are less involved in the supervision of will/estate administration than courts in other states. While this can make for a more expedient process, it can also leave will/estate executors more vulnerable to making honest mistakes. The solution lies in working with an experienced probate law firm. With the right legal representation, executors can perform their duties in an efficient and legally compliant manner.

At Worth, Magee & Fisher, P.C., our lawyers have been helping families throughout the Lehigh Valley for more than 60 years. Our probate practice is led by Eric Strauss, an attorney with over 20 years of experience. Attorney Strauss has represented executors, beneficiaries and other involved parties to help ensure wills are properly probated in a timely manner. He also addresses all related estate administration tasks, such as:

  • Death tax returns
  • Estate income taxes
  • Notice to creditors
  • Estate accounting
  • Notifying beneficiaries
  • Formal account and audit

Protecting Executors During The Probate Process

Administering a will can be a complex process. Often, executors are left with more than they can handle on their own. There are numerous tasks that must be completed, myriad laws that must be taken into account and many deadlines to consider. Unfortunately, lack of knowledge is not an acceptable excuse for improperly probating a will. At best, executors who make a misstep can cause significant delays in the process. At worst, executors who make mistakes can be held legally responsible for any financial loss incurred by the estate.

However, with our law firm on your side, that burden will be removed. We will tell you exactly what to do and when it needs to be done. We handle many straightforward will probates, as well as complex matters, such as those involving ancillary probate.

If objections to the probate process occur, or if an executor faces a breach of fiduciary duty claim, our law firm is well-equipped to effectively resolve these matters. We handle Orphan’s Court litigation and also address a range of claims against the estate.

Contact An Attorney Today To Learn More

The probate attorneys at Worth, Magee & Fisher, P.C., are ready to answer your questions. We offer free initial consultations on estate planning and probate matters, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us. You can send us an email, call us at 610-674-0505 or call us toll-free at 866-490-5954.