Category Archives: Estate Administration


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 – What Does it Mean in Pennsylvania?

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