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Keeping an Eye on the Personal Representative in Florida

Posted on Fri Nov 7, 2014, on Estate Litigation

Beneficiaries of Florida estates will often approach us asking our help in keeping an eye on the estate’s Personal Representative (in most states this person is called an executor). This is often the result of the Personal Representative not sharing information about the estate with the beneficiary, the Personal Representative’s unreasonable delays, or when the Personal Representative’s behavior has raised the beneficiary’s concern.

Executors and Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax in Chester County, PA

Posted on Fri Oct 17, 2014, on Probate and Estate Administration

Question: As the Executor, if I sell my mother’s Chester County home, do I have to pay the Pennsylvania probate tax before dividing up the sale proceeds with my siblings?

First, let’s clarify a few things. In Pennsylvania the “probate tax” is the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax. Because the estate is being divided up between the mother’s children, that rate is 4.5% on the date of death value of her entire taxable estate. The house is included in that taxable estate.

Keeping an Eye on the Executor in Delaware County

Posted on Sun Oct 12, 2014, on Probate and Estate Administration

Beneficiaries of Delaware County estates will often approach us asking our help in keeping an eye on the estate’s executor. This is often the result of the executor not sharing information about the estate with the beneficiary, the executor’s unreasonable delays, or when the executor’s behavior has raised the beneficiary’s concern.

When we are asked about what steps a beneficiary can take to keep an eye on the executor, I will outline various options, such as:

Keeping an Eye on the Executor in Lehigh County

Posted on Sat Oct 11, 2014, on Probate and Estate Administration

Beneficiaries of Lehigh County estates will often approach us asking our help in keeping an eye on the estate’s executor. This is often the result of the executor not sharing information about the estate with the beneficiary, the executor’s unreasonable delays, or when the executor’s behavior has raised the beneficiary’s concern.

When we are asked about what steps a beneficiary can take to keep an eye on the executor, I will outline various options, such as:

Keeping an Eye on the Executor in Chester County

Posted on Sat Oct 11, 2014, on Probate and Estate Administration

Beneficiaries of Chester County estates will often approach us asking our help in keeping an eye on the estate’s executor. This is often the result of the executor not sharing information about the estate with the beneficiary, the executor’s unreasonable delays, or when the executor’s behavior has raised the beneficiary’s concern.

When we are asked about what steps a beneficiary can take to keep an eye on the executor, I will outline various options, such as:

Choosing Your Executor in Philadelphia, PA

Posted on Thu Oct 9, 2014, on Estate Planning

If you are a Philadelphia resident with a will, following your death your executor will take your death certificate, the original copy of your will, a checkbook and an ID card to the Philadelphia Register of Wills Office to be sworn in as the executor of your estate.

Being an executor means that this person is a fiduciary with many responsibilities and duties. Selecting the correct person for the job is a vital part of your estate plan.

Choosing Your Montgomery County Executor

Posted on Wed Oct 8, 2014, on Estate Planning

If you are a Montgomery County resident with a will, following your death your executor will take your death certificate, the original copy of your will, a checkbook and an ID card to the Montgomery County Register of Wills Office to be sworn in as the executor of your estate.

Being an executor means that this person is a fiduciary with many responsibilities and duties. Selecting the correct person for the job is a vital part of your estate plan.

Choosing Your Executor For Pennsylvania LGBT Estate Planning

Posted on Tue Oct 7, 2014, on LGBT Estate Planning

If you are a member of the LGBT community in Pennsylvania with a will, following your death your executor will take your death certificate, the original copy of your will, a checkbook and an ID card to the Register of Wills Office to be sworn in as the executor of your estate.

Being an executor means that this person is a fiduciary with many responsibilities and duties. Selecting the correct person for the job is a vital part of your estate plan.

How Does an Executor Remove a Squatter from Estate Property in Philadelphia County, PA

Posted on Tue Oct 7, 2014, on Probate and Estate Administration

Question: As the Executor of a Philadelphia estate, can I hire an eviction attorney to remove a squatter from a rental owned by the estate?

It is the executor’s duty to protect the estate assets and to make them profitable. If the estate has a rental unit with a squatter, the beneficiaries could try to hold the executor responsible for lost rent if he does not act. Because this is an estate asset the executor is trying to optimize, he is free to use estate assets to retain an expert to assist in the eviction.

Choosing Your Executor in Lehigh County, PA

Posted on Sun Oct 5, 2014, on Estate Planning

If you are a Lehigh County resident with a will, following your death your executor will take your death certificate, the original copy of your will, a checkbook and an ID card to the Lehigh County Register of Wills Office to be sworn in as the executor of your estate.

Being an executor means that this person is a fiduciary with many responsibilities and duties. Selecting the correct person for the job is a vital part of your estate plan.

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