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  • Probate and Estate Matters

    Julian Law Firm represents clients in matters pertaining to: Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Probate and Estate, Family Law, Real Estate, Contract, and Employment Law.

    This page relates to Probate and Estate administration in Western PA, and includes information relating to:

    • Advance Health Care Directives
    • Guiding Clients through Paperwork
    • Living Wills
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Estate/Inheritance Taxes
    • Wills and Trusts

    See our other practice area pages for more information on the many ways Julian Law Firm may assist you with your legal matters and estate planning needs.

    How Does Julian Law Firm Help with Probate and Estate?

    Our attorneys at Julian Law Firm assist spouses, children, estate administrators, executors, and heirs with the Pennsylvania probate and estate process. We help clients determine what is property of the estate and how the distribution procedure works according to the wishes of the deceased as expressed in a will, trust, or by law if there was no will or trust directing distribution of the estate. We also represent heirs, potential heirs, and estate administrators or executors in will contests.

    Advanced Health Care Directives and More in Pennsylvania

    When you or a loved one faces challenging medical or legal decisions, it is good to have the compassionate assistance from the attorneys at the Julian Law Firm, in Washington, PA. Our attorneys will work with you when you need to have an advanced health care directive, living will, or limited or full power of attorney document drafted and in place for when personal or family emergencies arise. You can assign your rights and be prepared for just about any contingency, knowing your wishes and legal rights are as you need them to be.

    Wills and Trusts in Western Pennsylvania

    End of life matters, such as wills, and extended estate matters, such as trusts, are another area where it helps to have the legal expertise from Julian Law Firm. Our attorneys will listen to your wishes and help you set forth your estate or other assets in ways that make the best sense for you. We help take into account any taxation or other fees that may be assessed so you can rest assured the legacy you leave is as you expect.

    If you have lost a loved one, the laws surrounding probate and estate administration can be stressful and frustrating. The experienced probate attorneys at Julian Law Firm can help you navigate the process by completing the necessary paperwork, attending the hearings, and dividing the assets properly after debts are settled. We also represent clients in contested will or other disputes over assets and estate administration.

    Dealing with Estate/Inheritance Tax Issues

    Estate administrators are required to file estate tax returns within nine months of the decedent’s death. The timeline for probate is typically from nine to 18 months. An experienced and effective probate lawyer will help you close the estate quickly and efficiently by completing the tax forms for you and filing them promptly. We have substantial experience with estates of all sizes, taking care of all state and federal inheritance and gift taxes and any related issues.