How to Avoid Making Major Mistakes When Distributing Inheritance

The distribution of inheritance in the estate administration process has many potential pitfalls. As a probate attorney, I’ve seen the complexities and consequences that can arise from missteps in distributing money from the estate. Distributions should be handled with caution to ensure that there are no legal repercussions to the executor.   Errors in distributions […]
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What is an Estate Inventory in Pennsylvania?

When a loved one passes away, the person nominated to serve as the estate’s representative is known as the executor or administrator of the estate. The representative takes on the responsibilities and legal risks associated with doing this job according to the law.     One of the legal duties of a personal representative is to […]
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Do I have to pay Inheritance Taxes on Life Insurance Proceeds?

Pennsylvania has a complex inheritance tax law which taxes almost all assets when a loved one passes away. The tax captures not only assets which are in the estate, but also assets which pass with a beneficiary designation upon death. One of the few exceptions to the inheritance tax is life insurance. But is life […]
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