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Klenk Law

Klenk Law is a boutique law firm laser-focused on all aspects of Estate Law. For our Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia clients.

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

To learn more about our firm CLICK HERE.

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.

Philadelphia Wills and Estate Planning

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 Philadelphia easy; it’s what we do!

To learn more about our estate planning process CLICK HERE.

Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia.

Should you be an Executor, Guardian or Trustee, in the Philadelphia area, 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 Philadelphia estates is what our probate lawyers do!

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Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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.

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

Common Estate Questions.

Where Does Philadelphia Probate Takes Place?

The Philadelphia Register of Wills oversees Philadelphia Probate. The current Register of Wills is the Honorable Ronald R. Donatucci, Esq. The Register is an elected official whose responsibilities include determine whether to officially register the offered Will as the deceased’s last will and testament, and whom should be recognized as the estate’s executor or administrator.

To see all Pennsylvania Register of Wills contact Information CLICK HERE

Does your Firm Provide Estate Planning for the Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia LGBT Estate Planning.

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

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 Philadelphia Probate Attorney Charge?

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

How Much Can a Philadelphia Executor Charge?

The Executor of a Philadelphia Estate can charge what the Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Trustee Charge as a Fee?

Philadelphia Trustee Fees are based on what the Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Power of Attorney Fee?

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

How Much Can a Philadelphia Guardian Charge For His Services?

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

To Read More Pennsylvania Estate Planning and Probate FAQs Click Here.

Our Philadelphia Location

Our Philadelphia office is our central office, located in Rittenhouse Square which is easy to access using public transportation or via 1-95 or I-76.

Rittenhouse Square is home to some of the city’s best restaurants, galleries, hotels, spas, and salons. Our office’s location 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!

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

Parking For Klenk Law 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.

What Our clients are saying

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Peter explained a complex subject very clearly, helped us to decide the best approach to managing our estate and then made it very easy for us to execute the required documents. He will be a valuable resource for years to come and clearly has a great understanding of estate law that will lead to innovative solutions for us. I would unhesitatingly recommend him for estate planning.

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Always professional and very responsive. Everyone on the staff that I have worked with. I look forward to continuing our relationship.

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Tremendous firm with bright, kind and tenacious people. Great representation for our family.

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I saw four lawyers and was told by all of them; I should just forget contesting my mother's will. I knew what happened, but it is very hard to prove undue influence. I contacted the Law Offices of Peter L. Klenk & Associates. Attorney Amanda DiChello took my case. They were very honest and upfront about what would be involved trying to prove what I knew was true. Attorney DiChello may be young but she is extremely knowledgeable and skilled. She listened and understood what I conveyed to her. She knew exactly what information to use and crafted an outstanding interrogatory and many powerful depositions. Attorney DiChello understood the various emotional feelings this case created for my family and me; she was always there for us with a kind and encouraging word. We went to trial. The amount of work which she and her Paralegal did for the trial was incredible. They both knew my case inside and out! Attorney DiChello's powerful interrogative and thinking skills produced a positive outcome. Attorney DiChello did what other seasoned lawyers said was impossible!

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Peter explained things in a way that was easy to understand. Everything was done in the time frame he said it. Could not have been better!

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