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Estate Administration Lawyers in Chester County, PA

At Perna & Abracht, LLC, our attorneys handle all aspects of estate administration, including assisting the estate’s executor or administrator through all phases of estate administration. This includes opening the estate, advertising the estate, collecting all estate assets, paying all estate debts, preparing and finalizing the inheritance tax return(s), handling the estate checking account, preparing the estate accounting, and distributing the estate assets according to the Will. Our firm will handle virtually all of the tasks associated with administering an estate unless the client prefers to handle certain tasks on his or her own, in which case we provide guidance to ensure that the client acts in accordance with the law, thereby avoiding personal liability for errors or omissions.

Common Estate Administration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Although administering an estate can be fairly straightforward in some cases, it is not unusual for challenges to arise. The best way to avoid...

What is a Probate Litigation Attorney and Why Would You Need One?

Probate is the process by which a will is validated and an estate is administered after someone dies. Although many probate proceedings go off...

Updating Your Estate Plan After Divorce

Divorce often involves a lot of change in a short period of time, so it can be easy to overlook important issues like updating your estate plan. If...

Common Estate Planning Errors that May Have Unintended Consequences

Having a solid estate plan in place is important to ensuring that your wishes are carried out and your family is taken care of. Regardless of the...

4 Things to Consider when Creating Your Will

Regardless of your age or income, it is essential to have a properly drafted Will. Although thinking about and discussing death is not pleasant for...

What is the Probate Process in Pennsylvania?

Probate is the legal process used to administer and settle an estate in Pennsylvania. Knowing how the probate process works is vital if you are the...

Five Essential Estate Planning Documents that Protect Your Legacy

Estate planning is not something most people like to think about, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are creating or updating their wills and...

Thinking If Probate Is Necessary? 3 Things That Could Happen If You Do Not Probate A Will

Very often, Wills are written many years before a person passes away. In the Will, the person names an executor for the Will. An important part of...

When Is The Best Time To Start A Will?

The short answer is “now.” A Will is an important document that every person of age 18 and older should have in place. Many people are under the...

The Importance Of Your Estate Plan During A Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be changing everything, including one’s priorities. With tens of thousands of Americans already dead from the...

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