Overview of Estate Administration in Pennsylvania
How do you get your inheritance when your loved one dies?
When someone dies in Pennsylvania, the law lays out how you must process their assets, pay their debts and obtain your inheritance. This is known as the “estate administration” process. Below, you’ll find definitions for the legal terms involved, an overview of the steps in the process, and some important deadlines to keep in mind. Contrary to popular belief, there’s no reading of the will to attend, and most of the decisions that need to be made can come fairly quickly. This article is designed to help you determine what the next steps are in the estate administration process.
Estate administration can be complicated, but it doesn’t need to be stressful. Your family will want to focus on the grieving process, and on cherishing your memories. Our attorneys and staff at Cornerstone Law Firm can assist you by handling the details of the estate, providing you with confident answers to your questions, and ultimately can save you money in taxes and costs by assisting you in administering the estate. For executors who live out of the area, our recommendations of realtors, appraisers, accountants and more can save you time and stress in finalizing the details of the estate. Contact us today for a free consultation about the estate of your loved one.