Wills

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...
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...