Chester County Estate Probate Lawyers

Our Chester County estate probate lawyers furnish comprehensive estate probate services to people whose deceased family members owned a primary residence in Chester County, Pennsylvania, when they died. Our probate attorneys serve clients who live outside the state of Pennsylvania (either in the USA or abroad) as well as those who live within the state.

Clients who live in another state or country when a Chester County family member dies rely on our indispensable out-of-state probate services. These clients may be anyone involved in the probate of a Chester County estate, including:

  • personal representatives (also known as executors or administrators)
  • estate beneficiaries
  • decedents’ heirs
  • estate trustees
  • attorneys not licensed in Pennsylvania who require local Pennsylvania probate counsel to open and / or administer a Pennsylvania estate for litigation involving the estate

Through our full and complete probate services, clients from outside Pennsylvania can fulfill their administrative and other estate duties without leaving their homes. Our probate attorneys can handle the estate probate procedure from beginning to end, relieving you of:

  • the burden of inconvenient and expensive travel from another state or country
  • upheaval of work schedules and important personal obligations
  • the need to locate the appropriate state and county officials and to learn and comprehend complicated estate probate duties
  • the strain of handling the complicated probate process yourself when you have only begun to mourn your family member’s loss

Heiligman & Mogul’s estate probate lawyers make sure that you are fully informed during the probate process, through:

  • email
  • phone calls and texts
  • overnight / rapid delivery, and
  • Video Call, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp Messenger, and other video conferencing

Selling the Family Residence for Out-of-State Clients

Our out-of-state clients frequently face the daunting and time-consuming task of selling the family home. Our Chester County estate probate lawyers can get your inherited property ready for sale and manage all aspects of the sale for you. We can:

  • protect the property from unauthorized access and casualty claims
  • arrange for skilled and trusted firms to inventory furniture, small household items, and other contents
  • ensure that important documents are preserved and protected
  • carefully and respectfully remove assets from the premises and clean out the home
  • make sure that any necessary repairs are performed
  • take care of any title issues or real estate encumbrances
  • wisely and effectively market the property
  • take care of any additional related tasks requested by our clients

Chester County Estate Probate Lawyers

Chester County Estate Probate Services for Out-of-State Clients

Heiligman & Mogul’s Chester County estate probate lawyers offer their out-of-state clients the most comprehensive estate probate services available. Out-of-state heirs, beneficiaries, trustees, and personal representatives can rely on our services to handle their probate duties while they remain in their home state or country. In addition to apprising you of your fiduciary duties as personal representative, we can handle the:

  • acquisition of your executor or administrator / personal representative appointment
  • acquisition of any required surety bonds
  • estate advertisement
  • provision of legal notice to decedent’s beneficiaries and heirs
  • inventory of estate assets
  • acquisition of insurance on estate assets
  • estate asset protection, through credit card cancellation, bank account freezing, and other unauthorized access prevention
  • resolution of rental property issues
  • resolution of issues related to an on-going business
  • sale of an estate business
  • preparation of estate assets for sale: residence, other buildings, land, and other real estate; household items, jewelry, stocks, bonds, and other financial assets and personal belongings (see section above and Getting Inherited Property Ready for Sale)
  • payment of estate debts
  • preparation and filing of all requisite tax returns
  • preparation of requested family settlement agreements
  • distribution of estate assets as required by Pennsylvania law
  • preparation of final accountings and other estate closing documents

Probate Services for Out-of-State Counsel

Our probate attorneys also provide assistance to out-of-state lawyers who require local counsel services for litigation involving an estate. Our services can include:

  • the opening and administration of a Pennsylvania estate, if such is required for Pennsylvania litigation
  • the petition for court approval for Pennsylvania wrongful death or survival actions that involve an estate in Pennsylvania or elsewhere

Areas Covered by our Chester County Estate Probate Services

Our out-of-state clients are often aware of the city or township in which a deceased family member was living but may not be aware of the county. Boroughs, townships, cities, or municipalities in which Chester County family members may have resided include:

  • Avondale
  • Berwyn
  • Brandamore
  • Bucktown
  • Caln
  • Chatham
  • Chester Springs
  • Chesterbrook
  • Christiana
  • Coatesville
  • Cochranville
  • Devault
  • Downingtown
  • Eagle
  • Elverson
  • Ercildoun
  • Exton
  • Fisherville
  • Frazer
  • Honey Brook
  • Hopewell
  • Icedale
  • Kenilworth
  • Kennett Square
  • Kimberton
  • Knauertown
  • Landenberg
  • Lincoln University
  • Lionville
  • Loag
  • Longwood
  • Ludwigs Corner
  • Lyndell
  • Malvern
  • Marshallton
  • Modena
  • New London Township
  • Oxford
  • Paoli
  • Parkesburg
  • Phoenixville
  • Pocopson
  • Pughtown
  • Romansville
  • Sadsburyville
  • Spring City
  • St Peters
  • Thorndale
  • Toughkenamon
  • Warwick
  • West Chester
  • West Grove
  • Wickerton
  • Willowdale
  • Windon

Chester County Estate Probate Lawyers

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Contact our Chester County Estate Probate Lawyers

Since 1988, Heiligman & Mogul’s Chester County estate probate lawyers have provided a full range of estate probate services to clients living in Pennsylvania, other states, and outside the U.S. Let us put their knowledge and experience to work for you. Contact us today to schedule a free meeting with our firm.