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Probate-Fees

Do I Pay Probate Fees on Real Property Located Outside Pennsylvania?

Posted on Wed Sep 7, 2016, on Probate and Estate Administration

From Our “Ask a Question” mailbag:” Do I pay probate fees on real property located outside of Pennsylvania? Do I even list it on the Register of Wills’ Inventory? I am the executor of my mother’s estate in Philadelphia. She died owning a New Jersey shore home. Do I list this on the Philadelphia Register of Wills’ Inventory and then pay a probate fee?

Can I file my Will with the Montgomery County Register of Wills after I have signed it, but before my death?

Posted on Wed Apr 2, 2014, on Estate Planning

The Montgomery County Register of Wills cannot hold or file your Will until after you have died. Your executor will go to the Register’s office in Norristown with the original Will, an original death certificate, an ID and a check. After verifying all is in order, the Register will then file the Will. There is no Pennsylvania procedure to hold Wills of the living.

What Happens to the Original Will after it is filed with the Montgomery County Register of Wills?

Posted on Thu Feb 27, 2014, on Probate and Estate Administration

Montgomery County probate clients sometimes believe that after filing the original Will with the Montgomery County Register of Wills, the Register will return to them the original document. Usually, this is because they have the experience of filing deeds with the Montgomery County Register of Deeds. After a deed is filed, it traditionally is mailed back to the buyer who may keep the original.

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