Will probate lawyer Chester County PAThe Martin Law Firm is a Chester County, Pennsylvania Will probate law firm. Our experienced probate attorney regularly assists Chester County, PA executors with Will probate in the Chester County Register of Wills. We represent executors with Will probate in Downingtown, Exton, Kennett Square, Malvern, Phoenixville, West Chster and the rest of Chester County, PA.
Will Probate in Chester County, PA
Will probate in Chester County, Pennsylvania is defined as “proving” a decedent’s Last Will and Testament by submission to the Chester County Register of Wills office. The Register of Wills determines the validity of the Will and, if the Will is valid, the Register of Wills issues a decree appointing an executor (aka personal representative) to administer the estate. The Chester County Register of Wills grants Letters Testamentary to the executor named in the Will, and the executor is then tasked with complying with applicable Pennsylvania law for probate and estate administration.
Chester County, PA Register of Wills
The Chester County, PA Register of Wills is located at the Chester County Justice Center, at 201 W. Market Street, Suite 2200, West Chester, PA 19380. The Chester County Register of Wills can be reached by phone at 610-344-6335.
Probate Lawyer for Chester County, PA Estates
For any probate matter located in Chester County, PA, the individual who is appointed as executor of the Will is considered a fiduciary. A fiduciary is held to the highest standards of loyalty and care under the law. The executor must comply with PA probate law, make appropriate decisions with regard to estate assets and debts, and properly handle claims made against the estate throughout the administration process. If the executor fails at fully complying with any of his or her obligations, the executor can be held personally liable. As a result, an executor of a Chester County, PA estate should be extremely diligent and prudent in carrying out his or her duties, and an experienced Chester County, PA Will probate attorney can be of great value.