LexisNexis Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Probate and Estate Administration
LexisNexis Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Probate and Estate Administration provides concise, on-point discussion of the probate and estate administration processes in Pennsylvania. Written by an expert in the field, this Practice Guide offers a high-level treatment, covering necessary procedures, without becoming bogged down by minor points and exceptions that may clutter a treatise. This is an ideal resource for practitioners who are less familiar with probate and estate administration and wish to understand key principles in this area. More experienced practitioners will find it handy as a quick reference as they navigate the rules and requirements of the Orphans' Court.
Forms and Checklists throughout the Practice Guide provide the basis for drafting documents and assuring that all steps in a process have been completed. Strategic Points and other practice tips provide expert insights on dozens of topics.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INFORMAL ADMINISTRATION—DISPOSITION INDEPENDENT OF LETTERS
CHAPTER 2 WILL CONTESTS AND OTHER CHALLENGES TO THE VALIDITY OF THE WILL
CHAPTER 3 ADMINISTERING THE PROBATE ESTATE
CHAPTER 4 AUTHORITY TO ADMINISTER THE ESTATE--THE GRANT OF LETTERS
CHAPTER 5 RIGHTS OF THE FAMILY AND THE ELECTIVE SHARE
CHAPTER 6 CLAIMS AGAINST ESTATE AND RIGHTS OF CREDITORS
CHAPTER 7 THE ACCOUNT OF THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
CHAPTER 8 DISTRIBUTION OF THE ESTATE
CHAPTER 9 SPECIAL ESTATES: ESTATES OF MINORS AND INCAPACITATED PERSONS
CHAPTER 10 THE ORPHANS' COURT AND THE REGISTER OF WILLS
CHAPTER 11 PENNSYLVANIA ORPHANS' COURT RULES
CHAPTER 12 DEATH TAXES