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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about issues relating to Wills and Estates in Pennsylvania.

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SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (1-877-727-7529)

The statewide toll-free SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (877-727-7529) - provides free legal advice, information and referrals by telephone for all Pennsylvania seniors 60 and over.

The Truth About Probate and Living Trusts in Pennsylvania [PDF]

The ACBA produced this booklet to alleviate the confusion about living trusts and probate, and to protect consumers from purchasing a product that might not be right for them. The booklet answers questions about probate, such as: What is Probate? What are the costs of Probate? Does Probate take a long time? The booklet also answers questions about a living trust, such as: Why am I now hearing so much about living trusts? Do I need a living trust?

Estate Planning

Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. (February 2013)

Inheritance and Estate Taxes

Information on inheritance and estate taxes from the Erie County Bar Association (February 2018)

Small Estates

Information on small estates from the Erie County Bar Association (February 2019)

Wills

Information on wills from the Erie County Bar Association (February 2018)

Trusts

Information from the Erie County Bar Association about using a Trust in personal estate planning and business planning. (August 2018)

Living Trusts

This publication from the Erie County Bar Association outlines what a living trust is, who needs one, advantages and disadvantages of having one, as well as myths and scams involving living trusts. (February 2019)

A Guide for Seniors and Their Families: Issues on Aging

Consumer Legal Information Pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association [PDF]

A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens [PDF]

The handbook from the Pennsylvania Bar Association provides valuable information on legal issues and questions that concern Pennsylvania's senior citizens and the persons and organizations that care for them. (2016-2017) [PDF Format, 83 pages]

Collaborative Law

Consumer legal information brochure from the Pennsylvania Bar Association on Collaborative Law, a dispute resolution process that is an alternative to litigation. Rev. 1/13 [PDF]

Wills for Heroes

100 South Street Pennsylvania Bar Association Harrisburg, PA 17101

www.pabar.org/site/For-Public/Wills-for-Heroes

Estate Recovery Program

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on the Estate Recovery Program that enables the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to recover from the estate of individuals who were 55 years of age or older at the time nursing facility services or home and community-based services were received.

Financial Planners or Scammers

Consumer Advisory from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General about solicitations from so-called experts offering financial and estate planning services.

How to Identify and Avoid Living Trust Investment Scams

Informational brochure outlining how to identify and protect yourself from investment scams involving living trusts. [PDF] (January 2018)

Beware of Living Trust Scams

Consumer Advisory from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General on scams related to the establishment of living trusts.

York County: Court Forms

The Court Forms section of the York County Court of Common Pleas offers popular forms provided by various Court and Court-related departments.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Forms Center

Forms available from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Westmoreland County: Forms

A variety of forms for use in the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas may be downloaded at this link.

York County: Court Forms

The Court Forms section of the York County Court of Common Pleas offers popular forms provided by various Court and Court-related departments.

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