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

  • A Guide for Seniors and Their Families: Issues on Aging

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 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. (PDF Format, 83 pages) Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Beware of Living Trust Scams

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

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • 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] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Estate Planning

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 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. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • 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. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Inheritance and Estate Taxes

    Information on inheritance and estate taxes from the Erie County Bar Association Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center

    Located on the first floor of the Lancaster County Courthouse, the Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July 2004. The main purpose of the center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions. Read More

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    Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas
  • Legal Briefs: Elder Law

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the November 1, 2011 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Here are some common questions and some helpful tips in navigating through this sometimes confusing area of law. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: End of Life Planning (Video)

    Information presented by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the October 10, 2006 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. (7:11) Read More

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Estate Planning 101

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes on the February 8, 2011 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. The program discusses the importance of having a will and estate plan, and features common misconceptions and pitfalls and how to avoid them, as well as some helpful tips and information about estate planning basics. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Pitfalls in Estate Planning

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughesof the Allegheny County Bar Association on the March 24, 2009 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • 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. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Petition to Waive Court Costs

    Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a Petition to Waive Court Fees which can be used to ask the Pennsylvania Court for permission to file legal papers for free. This form can be used in most types of court cases in Pennsylvania. Approval to waive fees is not automatic. You will need to ask the Court to approve your Petition. Instructions will be included. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form; you will need to answer questions while connected to the Internet. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word to print your documents. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services