Delaware County Estate Probate Lawyers

Our Delaware County estate probate lawyers provide full and complete estate probate services to clients whose loved ones possessed a primary residence in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, at the time of death. Heiligman & Mogul’s probate attorneys provide these comprehensive services to Pennsylvania residents as well as to clients who live in other states and countries.

Our out-of-state clients (personal representatives, heirs, beneficiaries, trustees, out-of-state attorneys) depend upon our extensive estate probate services to enable them to complete estate administrative duties while remaining in their own homes. At your request, we can perform all of the tasks necessary to the opening and administration of an estate. This will free you of the:

  • expense and inconvenience of unanticipated travel
  • interference with family obligations and work demands
  • demanding and inconvenient challenge of quickly apprising yourself of complex estate probate duties required by another state or country, and
  • emotional trauma of having to deal with a complicated process yourself shortly after learning of a loved one’s death

Our estate probate lawyers keep you regularly informed and updated. We accomplish this through phone conversations and text messaging, emails, overnight document deliveries, and online conferences (e.g. Skype, Video Call, WhatsApp Messenger, FaceTime).

Sale of Family Home for Out-of-State Clients

One of the most challenging tasks faced by our out-of-state clients is the necessity to get the family residence ready for sale and arrange for the sale itself. Our Delaware County estate probate lawyers can complete all the tasks required to get your inherited property ready for sale. We can:

  • obtain insurance to guard against casualty claims against the property as well as unauthorized access
  • employ the services of trusted firms to inventory all of the household items (furniture, other personal property, and documents)
  • protect valuable possessions (e.g., jewelry and important documents)
  • clean and empty the premises, while carefully protecting and preserving the contents
  • perform required household repairs
  • resolve title issues and property encumbrances
  • market / advertise the property to obtain the best price at sale
  • handle any related matters our clients may request

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

Our Delaware County estate probate lawyers provide our out-of-state clients with unequaled and comprehensive estate probate services. We will make sure you understand your fiduciary duties as personal representative and will take the steps necessary to secure your appointment as executor or administrator. We will also take care of:

  • advertising the estate, as required by law
  • acquiring any needed surety bonds
  • providing legal notice to heirs and beneficiaries
  • inventorying and obtaining insurance on the estate’s assets
  • protecting the estate’s assets from unauthorized access (e.g., by freezing accounts, cancelling credit cards)
  • resolving any issues related to rental properties or on-going businesses
  • selling an on-going business, if such is desired by the heirs / beneficiaries
  • preparing for sale any estate assets the heirs desire to be sold (real and personal property, including family home, other structures and land, investments (stocks, bonds), jewelry, etc.) (see above section as well as Getting Inherited Property Ready for Sale)
  • paying any debts owed by the estate
  • preparing and filing estate-related tax returns
  • preparing family settlement agreements, if so requested
  • distributing the estate’s assets in the manner required by law
  • preparing final accountings and estate closing documents

Delaware County Estate Probate Lawyers

Estate Probate Services for Out-of-State Counsel

Heiligman & Mogul’s estate probate attorneys also act as local counsel for out-of-state lawyers involved Pennsylvania litigation that requires:

  • the opening of an estate in Pennsylvania and the administration of that estate, or
  • the petitioning of court approval for a Pennsylvania wrongful death or survival action that involves an estate (either in Pennsylvania or another state)

Areas Covered by our Delaware County Estate Probate Services

Out-of-state clients whose deceased family members lived in Pennsylvania may know the name of the city or township in which their loved one resided but may not be aware of the county. Cities, boroughs, municipalities, or townships in which Delaware County family members may have had their primary residence include:

  • Arborlea
  • Aston
  • Aston Mills
  • Beaver Valley
  • Boothwyn
  • Brandywine
  • Brookhaven
  • Broomall
  • Chadds Ford
  • Chester
  • Chester Heights
  • Chester Township
  • Collingdale
  • Concordville
  • Darby
  • East Lansdowne
  • Eddystone
  • Elwyn
  • Garnet Valley
  • Glen Mills
  • Glenolden
  • Haverford
  • Havertown
  • Ithan
  • Landsdowne
  • Lima
  • Marcus Hook
  • Millbourne
  • Morton
  • Naamans Manor
  • Newtown Square
  • Parkside
  • Radnor
  • Ridley Park
  • Rose Valley
  • Springfield
  • Swarthmore Media
  • Thornbury
  • Tinicum Township
  • Trainer
  • Upland
  • Upper Darby
  • Upper Providence
  • Villanova
  • Wayne
  • Willitown Hunt
  • Wyola

Delaware County Estate Probate Lawyers

Delaware County Estate Probate Services Information and Resources

Contact our Delaware County Estate Probate Lawyers

Since 1988, Heiligman & Mogul’s Delaware 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.