Estate Administration

Estate Administration

Probate is the process that is used to administer the estate of a person who died with or without
a will. If an individual died with a trust, this process may be minimized. However, other estate administration steps such as preparing and filing Pennsylvania inheritance tax returns and federal estate tax returns are still necessary.

The process can be complex. Let us help simplify it for you.

With years of experience and a well-known reputation in this area, the attorneys at MPL Law Firm understand and appreciate the emotions and difficult circumstances that often surround probate and estate administration.  We also know how important it is for individuals to take the time necessary for family after the loss of a loved one.

When you work with us, you can be assured that we’ll not only handle all of the legal details involved with the estate but that they’ll be handled expertly and with the compassion you deserve at such a difficult time.

Our lawyers will work through any challenges that may arise as we strive to see that your loved one’s affairs are resolved in the manner that he/she has chosen. We’ll handle every aspect of the estate administration process, from reviewing the will to closure of the estate, and you can be confident that nothing will be overlooked.

We bill on an hourly — not a percentage — basis.

Many law firms that handle probate and estate administration in central Pennsylvania charge fees on a percentage basis. This can prove very costly. Our attorneys handle these matters on an hourly fee basis, which can result in a significant savings for you.

Billing hourly affords you some flexibility to control costs. It also means that we only get paid for services we actually perform in the administration of the probate estate. This billing arrangement is especially advantageous with estate and probate administration of larger estates.