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After a person passes away, there are several items that need to be addressed. First is whether or not the decedent (the fancy legal word for the person that passed away) even has an estate. If you die owning anything individually, you have an estate. The keyword is “individually” – how your assets are owned….

by Attorney Ashley Securda Many times I hear the word “estate” being discussed in the wrong context. To further complicate matters, the word “estate” is used in several different ways in the legal profession. Generally, an “estate” is defined as the assets an individual owns after they pass away. The first question to be answered…

by Attorney Ashley Securda Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs has released information regarding how healthcare providers can provide treatment to individuals seeking treatment during this difficult time in our nation. Beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020, healthcare providers are allowed to treat patients…

by Attorney Ashley Securda Many clients call me and say they want to make an appointment to transfer their home to their child/children to avoid inheritance tax and to avoid having to go through the probate process. While that sounds like a simple real estate transaction with the preparation of a deed, the question of…

by Attorney Ashley Securda Generally, start to finish, I advise my clients that the estate administration process takes about a year to complete. This is for several reasons. First, it takes a couple of weeks for the Executor/Executrix to gather all of the assets and value them. Once we receive this information, we can prepare…

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