Wills

What is a Simple Will? Does it Protect My Assets?

What is a Simple Will? Does it Protect My Assets?

You may have heard the term “simple will” or seen it advertised or discussed on the Internet, and wonder what exactly it is and what it can do to protect your assets. First off, it is important to understand that the rules affecting wills and inheritance (often called...
What Can I Do If I Was Left Out of My Parent’s Will?

What Can I Do If I Was Left Out of My Parent’s Will?

When a child is left out of his or her parent’s will, there may be a reason for it.  Perhaps the child had a bad relationship with the parents or maybe the parents felt abandoned by the child during their older years when the parents needed the child’s support.  Even...
How to Contest a Will in Pennsylvania

How to Contest a Will in Pennsylvania

After a person dies, the Will is offered for probate by the Personal Representative/Executor named in the Will. Offering the Will for probate simply means that the Will is presented to the Register of Wills in the county where the decedent last resided for the...
How to Create a Special Needs Trust in Pennsylvania

How to Create a Special Needs Trust in Pennsylvania

The Special Needs Trust is a useful and sometimes necessary estate planning option for individuals who have a child that has a mental, social or emotional disorder.  These children will often never be financially independent and the concern for most parents is the...