Is it Possible to Skip Probate?

Potential clients often ask whether it is possible to skip probate when there is a Will. This is a reasonable question because the Will states who should receive the deceased’s money and property. Why then is it necessary to involve the court and deal with the estate administration process?   The answer lies in the […]
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What is the Difference Between an Executor, Administrator, and Personal Representative?

What is the Difference Between an Executor, Administrator, and Personal Representative?   There are several different terms which can identify the representative of a deceased person’s estate in Pennsylvania. These terms can be confusing because they are often used interchangeably though they carry different meanings.   Executor/ Executrix   When a person dies with a […]
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Who Receives My Property if I Die Without a Will?

Who Receives My Property if I Die Without a Will?   Probate (which lawyers call estate administration) is the process of settling a deceased person’s estate. This process involves appointing a personal representative, known as an administrator or executor, paying all of the debts and taxes and distributing the inheritance to the beneficiaries. The deceased’s […]
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