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Special Needs Trusts: Using a Trust Protector

We prepare special needs trusts for beneficiaries to help insure the recipient of inherited or gifted assets can continue to qualify for government or private benefits. Clients who are creating these trusts often struggle to decide who they should appoint as trustee of the trust. We want to make sure that we select the correct person …

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Executor and Attorney Fees For Probate In PA

Executor and Attorney Fees and commissions For Estate Administrations and Probate in Pennsylvania (PA).  This is often a mysterious topic for many who find themselves involved in an estate administration as executor or beneficiary in PA.   There is not a perfect answer as to what the executor , attorney and probate fees will be in each case, …

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In PA Changing a Will After Death and Probate: Qualified Disclaimers

Beneficiaries can use a qualified disclaimer to change distribution under a last will and testament after date of death and after probate in Pennsylvania (PA) and other states. A beneficiary can actually refuse all or a portion of his or her share of a decedent’s probate or non probate assets.  Click here for the technical requirements …

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When Probating A Will Makes Sense – The Five Reasons

Everyone wants to avoid probate. The probate system is viewed as slow, expensive, and too public. But sometimes, if you’re an executor, you really want and need the probate system and the orphan’s Court judge. The truth is, that most of the estates where the executor hires us to do the administration, and to keep …

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West Chester, PA
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West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-1371
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