If you’ve never had anyone close to you die, there’s a good chance that your only exposure to the legal process that follows a death comes from the movies or television. You may have seen dramatic scenes in which family members sit for the reading of a person’s will, or scheme to have the terms of a will changed.
In real life, there is an extensive legal process designed to make sure that after a death, the deceased person’s estate is properly distributed to the right people, as well as that their debts are paid off. This process is known as probate, and in the State of Pennsylvania, it involves numerous steps, as outlined below.
If you need competent legal assistance in probating a will, contact our offices today to schedule an appointment.