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

  • 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. Read More

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • 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? Content Detail

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    Allegheny County 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
  • 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] 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
  • Small Estates

    Information on small estates from the Erie County Bar Association Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • What You Should Know About Probate (but were afraid to ask)

    Questions and answers from the SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia) about probate, inheritance and estates. [PDF] Content Detail

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • Wills

    Information on wills from the Erie County Bar Association Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Trusts

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association about using a Trust in personal estate planning and business planning. Content Detail

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    Erie 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
  • 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
  • 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