Montgomery County Estate Probate Lawyers

The Montgomery County estate probate lawyers at Heiligman & Mogul offer comprehensive estate probate services to clients whose family members had their primary residence in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, at the time of death. We provide these services to clients who live in Pennsylvania, another state, or another country.

Clients who live outside of Pennsylvania when a loved one dies find our complete services particularly useful. These out-of-state clients may include anyone involved in the probate of an estate, including:

  • executors and estate administrators (also known as personal representatives)
  • beneficiaries
  • heirs
  • trustees
  • out-of-state attorneys who require the assistance of Pennsylvania probate counsel to open and administer Pennsylvania estates for purposes of litigation

Our estate probate services allow out-of-state clients involved in a Pennsylvania probate to fulfill their duties while remaining in their home state or country. Heiligman & Mogul can take care of every aspect of the probate, sparing you:

  • the necessity of travelling long distances and the time and expense involved
  • interference with your work and personal lives
  • the challenge of having to learn and fulfill estate probate requirements, and
  • the stress of having to handle this complex process while still reeling from your loved one’s loss

Our probate attorneys provide you with regular updates throughout the procedure, keeping you fully informed through:

  • telephone calls / texts
  • email
  • overnight mail delivery, and
  • video conferences (e.g., Skype, WhatsApp Messenger, Video Call, FaceTime)

Sale of the Family Residence for Out-of-State Clients

Our Montgomery County estate probate lawyers can also take care of the sale of your family member’s residence. This is one of the services most valued by our out-of-state clients, as it relieves you of the burdensome chore of getting inherited property ready for sale. We can handle the process from beginning to end, including:

  • obtaining the necessary insurance to protect against unauthorized access to the property as well as casualty claims
  • hiring carefully chosen businesses to inventory furniture, personal items, and other contents, protect documents, and clear out the residence
  • marketing the home
  • completing needed repairs
  • handling property encumbrances and title issues, and
  • performing any related tasks our clients desire

Montgomery County Estate Probate Lawyers

Comprehensive Montgomery County Estate Probate Services for Out-of-State Clients

Our Montgomery County estate probate lawyers provide the most complete services available to out-of-state personal representatives, beneficiaries, heirs, and other clients. Our probate services extend from your appointment as personal representative and to the estate’s closing. While you remain in your home, we can:

  • complete the tasks necessary to obtaining your appointment as executor or administrator (personal representative)
  • secure a surety bond if one is required
  • inform you of the fiduciary duties associated with your position as personal representative
  • take care of advertising the estate
  • provide the required legal notice to your loved one’s beneficiaries and heirs
  • inventory and obtain insurance on the estate’s assets
  • guard and protect estate assets by cancelling credit cards, freezing bank accounts, and otherwise cutting off unauthorized access
  • take care of issues that may arise in relation to rental property or on-going businesses in the estate
  • handle the desired sale of an estate business
  • if so requested, take all the necessary steps to get the family residence, other inherited real estate (land as well as buildings), household items, and other estate assets ready for sale (see Getting Inherited Property Ready for Sale and section above)
  • take care of paying outstanding estate debts
  • prepare and file all necessary tax returns
  • prepare any requested family settlement agreements
  • distribute the estate’s assets to beneficiaries and heirs as required by Pennsylvania probate law
  • prepare final accountings and other estate closing documents

Services for Out-of-State Counsel

We also provide services for out-of-state lawyers who need the assistance of Pennsylvania counsel for Pennsylvania litigation that involves an estate either in Pennsylvania or in another state. At your request, we can complete tasks related to Pennsylvania litigation that involves an estate by, for example:

  • opening and administering a Pennsylvania estate
  • petitioning court approval for a wrongful death or survival action that involves an estate

Areas Covered by our Montgomery County Estate Probate Services

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

  • Abbey Downs
  • Abington
  • Ambler
  • Ardmore
  • Audubon
  • Bala Cynwyd
  • Blue Bell
  • Bryn Athyn
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Cedars
  • Collegeville
  • Colmar
  • Conshohocken
  • Earlington
  • East Greenville
  • East Norriton
  • Fagleysville
  • Gilbertsville
  • Glenside
  • Graterford
  • Green Lane
  • Harleysville
  • Hatfield
  • Horsham
  • King of Prussia
  • Kulpsville
  • Lansdale
  • Linfield
  • Neiffer
  • Norristown
  • North Wales
  • Oaks
  • Pennsburg
  • Plymouth Meeting
  • Pottsgrove
  • Pottstown
  • Prospectville
  • Red Hill
  • Royersford
  • Sanatoga
  • Sassamansville
  • Schwenksville
  • Skippack
  • Souderton
  • Spring House
  • Sprint Mt
  • Sumneytown
  • Trappe
  • Trooper
  • Tylersport
  • West Norriton
  • Willow Grove

Montgomery County Estate Probate Lawyers

Montgomery County Estate Probate Services Information and Resources

Contact our Montgomery County Estate Probate Lawyers

Since 1988, Heiligman & Mogul’s Montgomery 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.