Category Archives: Estate Administration

Understanding the Different Types of Power of Attorney

Through a power of attorney (POA), you can let your lawyer execute the necessary actions and make critical decisions for you.

Grounds for Contesting a Will in Pennsylvania

If you plan on contesting a will, you’ll need the help of a will attorney in Pennsylvania to guide you through the process and make a strong case.

5 Estate Planning Terms You Should Be Familiar With

As you begin preparing for your later years to ensure financial stability for your family, it’s important to learn these 5 estate planning terms.

What Estate Planning Documents Do I Need?

To ensure all your assets are transferred to your heirs without issues, you should have a carefully constructed estate plan. Find out what documents you need here.

Pennsylvania Tax Exemption for Family Owned Business

Family Owned Business & Pennsylvania Tax Exemption Historically, family owned business owners have been faced with a difficult tax situation at death.  The business can pass to your children but not before paying the 4.5% Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax.  This often [...Read More]

How do Executors Manage Tangible Property in Pennsylvania?

Executor of an Estate in Pennsylvania and Tangible Property Being named as an Executor in a family member’s Last Will and Testament is a very important role.  The Executor has the duty to collect the deceased’s assets, pay any creditors, [...Read More]

Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) and Estate Planning in Pennsylvania

How Does the End of DOMA Impact Pennsylvania Estate Planning? As you may have heard, the United States Supreme Court has struck down the Federal Statute known as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  The case was interesting because it [...Read More]

Harrisburg Law Firm Celebrates Older Americans Month!

Harrisburg Estate Law Firm Celebrates May – Older American’s Month May is Older Americans Month!  Since the 1960s, May is the month to highlight the contribution that older Americans have made to the United States, as well as to their [...Read More]

Probate in PA – What Does it Mean?

A very common question people ask of estate attorneys is, what is probate in PA   and is it necessary to probate my family member’s will? What is Probate? Probate simply means the legal process involved in handling an estate [...Read More]