The process of probate typically accompanies a situation involving painful emotional loss. A knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorney, Alan Penn
eases the stress of probating your loved one’s estate and guide executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.
The process of probate
Most executors have never or only rarely probated a will and know little about the process. Alan Penn can guide you through the complex probate process, including:
- Filing the will with the appropriate county probate court in Pennsylvania
- Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
- Finding and collecting assets
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying estate taxes
- Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring experts, when appropriate
Valuing and managing the estate
Alan Penn assists executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating assets of an estate. The Law Offices of Alan Penn has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.
Even for seemingly straightforward estates, disputes between beneficiaries sometimes arise. Alan Penn’s professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interest of our clients to preserve cordial familial relationships, Alan Penn is adept at mediating disputes. That said, he assertively defends our client’s beneficiary rights within the Pennsylvania probate court when doing so is necessary.
Contact a thorough estate planning lawyer
For legal services in Allentown and throughout the Lehigh Valley call the Law Offices of Alan Penn at 610-435-8091 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.