Klenk Law is a boutique law firm laser-focused on all aspects of Estate Law. For our Chester 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 Chester County clients.
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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.
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.
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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 Chester County.
Should you be an Executor, Guardian or Trustee, in Chester 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.
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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 Chester 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.
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.
We provide our Chester County clients Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Litigation services that include:
The Chester County Register of Wills oversees Chester County Probate. The current Register of Wills is Terri Clark. 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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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
A Chester County Probate Attorney can charge what the court determines a “reasonable fee,” read our article on Probate Attorney Fees.
The Executor of a Chester County Estate can charge what the Chester County Orphans’ Court determines is a “reasonable fee.” For more information on what the court has found “reasonable,” read our article on Executors Fees.
Chester County Trustee Fees are based on what the Chester County Orphans’ Court has determined as “reasonable” over years of cases. For more information on what is “reasonable,” read our article on Trustee Fees.
An acceptable Chester County Guardian Fee is determined by the Chester County Orphans’ Court using a “reasonableness” standard. For more details, read our article about Guardianship Fees.
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 Chester 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 Chester County.
Our central office in Philadelphia serves our Chester County Clients and is conveniently located in Rittenhouse Square which is easy to access using public transportation or via 1-95 or I-76.
2202 Delancey Place, 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!
There are three parking garages within a one-block walk to our office:
I contacted Peter through his website using the free consultation link for a question regarding a will. While I was expecting only a few minutes, it was a lengthy conversation. He made sure he understood the situation by asking many questions before offering advice. He then went through my options and results of each one. He left it up to me to decide if I wanted to proceed and did not push me toward one or another. His website has very useful information which I definitely researched before I called him. While I decided not to proceed at this time, I feel I had enough information to make that decision. I would not hesitate to hire him should I need to in the future.
Klenk Law is an exceptional practice. Their fine lawyers and staff team up to produce excellent results for their clients. They excel at explaining the often cryptic laws and policies that govern estate planning right down to the complexities of the various "trust" frameworks. Peter himself manages each client together with his great team, and he has a rare quality to be both a walking encyclopedia of planning minutia and also one of the most likable lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. He is truly generous in intellect and in his personal approach to getting the "big picture" for complex family structures. I trust him implicitly to help me make the right choices for the future. In short, Klenk Law is a gem of a firm.
Peter has done our family's trust and estate work since our children were born. He is not only extremely knowledgeable and honest, but makes sure that our arrangements remain current with the changing legal landscape. I would give him my highest recommendation as a professional in his field.
Peter and his associates were a pleasure to work with. He explained the process clearly and provided assistance nearly instantaneously. Highly recommended for trusts-and-estates-related needs!