Klenk Law

Klenk Law is a boutique law firm laser-focused on all aspects of Estate Law. For our Delaware County clients, we divide the practice into three complimentary divisions:

Advising our Estate Planning clients includes Will drafting, designating Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Planning, Probate, reducing taxes and Business Succession. At larger law firms, Estate Law is likely only a small part of their practice. In our practice, estate clients always come first.

We believe estate planning is a lifelong activity and we see ourselves as your long-term trusted advisor. Quite simply, we want to help you achieve your goals, and we know how to do so. Klenk Law is committed to providing the very best legal counsel and estate planning techniques for our Delaware County clients.

Our Mission is to Make Estate Planning, Probate and Even Estate Litigation as Pain-Free as Possible.

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Why Work With Us?

CONVENIENT HOURS & LOCATIONS: Evenings, weekends, whatever works for you, we will make it happen.

EASY TO WORK WITH & EASY TO UNDERSTAND: We excel at explaining complex tax & asset protection techniques so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your Family.

FAIR & TRANSPARENT PRICING: Our deep understanding of estate law gives us the ability to quickly pinpoint solutions to reach your goals, saving you time & money.

FLEXIBLE ESTATE & PROBATE SERVICES: We can help you with a single issue or the entire process.

Wills and Estate Planning in Delaware County, PA

Estate planning may seem like a tedious and burdensome activity, but that doesn’t have to be the case. At Klenk Law, our goal is to make it easy for you. Owner and Principal Attorney Peter Klenk has a gift for making complex legal and financial techniques very easy to understand. During your initial free consultation, he will clearly explain the various options available to protect your assets, limit your tax exposure, and how to avoid unnecessary probate costs or future litigation. We will guide you step-by-step through making the best decisions for you and your family.

We Make Estate Planning in Delaware County Painless; It’s What We Do!

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Delaware County, PA Probate and Estate Administration Attorneys

Estate Administration and Probate can be legally complicated and emotionally draining. Klenk Law is a boutique probate firm dedicated to providing effective probate legal services to clients in Delaware County.

Should you be an Executor, Guardian or Trustee, in Delaware County, our job is to advise you. Klenk Law’s Probate Attorneys provide step-by-step guidance to protect executors and trustees from litigation and ensure proper estate administration.

We offer flexible probate assistance. We can help you with one or two aspects of Probate, such as the Pennsylvania Inheritance and Estates Tax Returns, or obtaining releases for you from liability. Or, if you want, we can handle the whole thing, no problem! We will give you peace of mind throughout the entire process.

Assisting Executors to Quickly and Efficiently Probate Delaware County Estates is What Our Probate Lawyers Do!

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Delaware County Will Contest & Estate Litigation Attorneys

Unfortunately, there may come a time when your estate matter becomes a litigation matter. If you are involved in any dispute over any aspect of a Delaware County estate, whether you are the plaintiff or defendant, Klenk Law can represent you. Our experienced estate litigation attorneys handle estate litigation on a full-time basis, not part-time. We provide our clients with high-quality, trusted legal counsel. Whether prosecuting or defending, our years of experience in the probate courts gives us the in-depth knowledge needed to protect your rights in probate and trust disputes. We work hard to make the process easier and manageable for our clients.

Delaware County Will Contests and Delaware County Estate Litigation, It’s What We Do.

Common Estate Questions.

What Are Your Estate Planning Practice Specialties?

Does your Firm Provide Estate Planning for the Delaware County LGBT Community?

Certainly! Though same-sex marriage is accepted law, there are still concerns unique to the LGBT community. Historical prejudice and existing hostility both political and familial adds a layer of complication other couples need not address. Please read my article about LGBT Estate Planning.

Where does Probate Take Place in Delaware County?

The Delaware County Register of Wills oversees Delaware County Probate. The current Register of Wills is Jennifer Holsten Maddaloni, Esq. The Register is an elected official responsible for determining whether to register the offered Will as the last will and testament of the deceased, and whom to recognize as the estate’s executor or administrator.

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What Happens to Someone's Estate if They Die Without a Will in Delaware County?

If you die without a Will, you are “Intestate.” If you have no Estate Plan, then your assets pass under Pennsylvania’s plan. A Will allows you to craft a plan that reflects your real wishes. The Intestacy Rules do not take your wishes into consideration. For more, read our article that addresses Pennsylvania Intestacy.

How Much Should a Delaware County Probate Attorney Charge?

A Delaware County Probate Attorney can charge what the court determines a “reasonable fee,” read our article on Probate Attorney Fees.

How Much Can a Delaware County Executor Charge?

The Executor of a Delaware County Estate can charge what the Delaware County Orphans’ Court determines is a “reasonable fee.” For more information on what the court has found “reasonable,” read our article on Executors Fees.

How Much Can a Delaware County Trustee Charge as a Fee?

Delaware County Trustee Fees are based on what the Delaware County Orphans’ Court has determined as “reasonable” over years of cases. For more information on what is “reasonable,” read our article on Trustee Fees.

What is the Maximum Delaware County Power of Attorney Fee?

An Agent under a Delaware County Power of Attorney can charge a “reasonable fee,” as the Delaware County Orphans’ Court has defined that term. For more details, read our article on Agent Fees or Power of Attorney Fees.

How Much Can a Delaware County Guardian Charge For His Services?

An acceptable Delaware County Guardian Fee is determined by the Delaware County Orphans’ Court using a “reasonableness” standard. For more details, read our article about Guardianship Fees.

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Our Delaware County Location:

We strive to make our services available so that you never need to leave your home. We can gather most information by phone, email or video conference. If necessary, we can even come to your home. If a Delaware County interview, meeting or deposition is needed, we utilize the Regus business office system, giving us access to meeting space throughout the world, including meeting rooms in Delaware County.

Our central office in Philadelphia serves our Delaware County Clients and is conveniently located in Rittenhouse Square which is easy to access using public transportation or via 1-95 or I-76.

1701 Walnut Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 *please note that the entrance to the office building is on 17th Street near the corner of Samson St. & 17th

Rittenhouse Square is home to some of the city’s best restaurants, galleries, hotels, spas, and salons, and is arguably the city’s best shopping district with small boutiques, big brand name stores and everything in between. Make a day out of your trip to our office, do some shopping or have lunch or dinner!

Parking For Klenk Law Office in Philadelphia

There are three parking garages within a one-block walk to our office:

  • On Sansom Street between 16th Street and 17th Street
  • On Sansom Street between 17th Street and 18th Street
  • On 17th Street between Walnut Street and Locust Street

Let us put our expertise to work for you.

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