Areas of Practice

  • Estates Not Subject to Federal Estate Tax
    • Basic Estate Planning Package (Simple Will, Power of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directive/Living Will).
    • Complex Wills.
    • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts.
    • Special Needs Trusts.
    • Medicaid Planning.
    • Documents to fit the Client’s Unique Situation.
  • Estates Subjectfederal Estate Tax
    • Asset Review.
    • Estate Plan to Minimize or Eliminate Federal Estate Tax.
    • Tax Saving Transfers.
    • Formula Unified Credit/Marital Trust Wills.
    • Family Limited Partnerships.
    • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts.
    • Charitable Trusts (Lead Trusts and Remainder Trusts).
  • Estate Lawyer in Philadelphia
    • Preparation of All Probate Documents.
    • Preparation of All Transfer and Fiduciary Income Tax Returns.
    • Collection of Assets and Payment of Obligations.
    • Maintain Records.
    • Recommend Tax Savings Strategies.
    • Preparation of Accounting and Closing Documents.
    • Prepare Federal and State Fiduciary Income Tax Returns.
  • Philadelphia Estate Attorney
    • Will Contest Before the Register of Wills and Orphans’ Court.
    • Objection to Accountings.
    • Surcharge Issues.
    • Defense of Fiduciaries.

Philadelphia probate lawyer

Probate can be easy or it can be one of the most difficult processes. Families are often torn apart due to probate because each person has a different opinion as to where they feel the assets should go. If you haven’t taken the time to create a trust, it can take years to settle your estate. Our Philadelphia probate lawyer can help by making the entire process much easier. Instead of pursuing the estate through the state, our Philadelphia probate lawyer will make it easier for you and the rest of the heirs to claim the assets that are rightfully yours. Here are a few assets that tend to cause problems:

  • Cash investments
  • Real estate
  • Personal belongings
  • Settling debts

It’s common to experience a whirlwind of emotions when your loved ones pass away. Trying to negotiate their estate should not be an emotion you need to toy with as it can cause relationships among family members to be damaged for life. Every single physical item you leave behind is subject to probate court, especially if there is competition between heirs for the belongings. Our skilled Philadelphia probate lawyer can be the middleman between the siblings and to make sure the final wishes of the deceased are properly executed.

When you are dealing with probate court, it can take anywhere from a few months to a few years before the case is settled. It depends a lot on what is being contested in the will and estate. For example if the will was drafted at a time when the deceased was not of sound mind, it is easy to overturn the will back its original state, where some of the children that have been cut our are placed back in the will.

Our skilled Philadelphia probate lawyer has years of experience handling probate cases. We will make the entire process go faster and it will be easier for you and your siblings to avoid damaging relationships with one another as you each want to hang onto your memories with your deceased loved ones. Milton D. Abowitz, Esq. has years of experience and will handle your case professional and as swiftly as possible.

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Philadelphia, PA 19102

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