Estate Planning

Grounds to Contest a Will in Pennsylvania

Grounds to Contest a Will in Pennsylvania

When a person dies in Pennsylvania and has a will to distribute his or her estate, the will is sent to the Register of Wills in the county where the person passed away. However, before the estate is distributed, a person with standing can contest the validity of the...
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...
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...