Probate & Estate Administration

When a loved one passes away or becomes unable to care for themselves, it can be emotionally difficult for friends and family alike. At Berman & Associates, our estate administration and probate lawyer provide compassionate and thoughtful representation for your loved one’s estate, helping you resolve their affairs with dignity and respect.

Our probate lawyers are dedicated to making difficult transitions easier for your family, whether that means assisting with their probate estate, or helping you appoint a guardian to make decisions on their behalf. We are proud to help families of all kinds honor their loved one’s wishes and estate plans.

Media, Pennsylvania Probate Lawyer Protecting Your Family

Berman & Associates has years of experience in estate administration and probate matters in the Pennsylvania probate courts. From our offices in Media, our probate lawyer help families and individuals in Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, and Chester County through the process of handling their loved one’s affairs. We provide a variety of probate and Orphans Court services, including:

  • Distribution of assets when a person dies without a will (intestate succession)
  • Filing wills for probate
  • Obtaining letters of administration when there is no will or surviving executor
  • Simplified probate for smaller estates (less than $50,000 in assets plus some real estate and funeral costs)
  • Formal probate for larger or complex estates
  • Personal representative designations and Letters Testamentary for executors
  • Guardianship for incapacitated adults

Experience in Estate Administration and Probate Law

Our knowledge of Pennsylvania probate law means that we are equipped to address the estate tax implications of large family estates, while also working with families who want to keep the process as straightforward and streamlined as possible. We know what it takes to shield a decedent’s assets from creditors who would claim it, and can help families resolve any outstanding tax issues before distributing the estate.

At Berman Law, we also know what to do when a loved one’s will or a careless personal representative leaves you inheriting less than you would expect. We can help surviving spouses provide for themselves and their dependent children by applying Pennsylvania’s elective share, allowances, and exemptions. We also work with will beneficiaries or disinherited heirs in filing will contests and fiduciary challenges, ensuring they receive their intended inheritance.

Assistance for Families with PA Guardianships

Pennsylvania law also allows families to step in when a parent or loved one becomes unable to care for themselves. At Berman & Associates, we help families petition the Pennsylvania Orphans Courts for guardianship of their incapacitated elders or disabled adult children. We can assist in preparing the medical documentation of your loved one’s illness or disability, and advocate for the appointment of a guardian who will keep your loved one’s well-being and end-of-life wishes in mind. We also help guardians comply with the state’s reporting requirements, and provide guidance for decisions related to their loved one’s housing, medical care, and financial affairs.

Berman & Associates: Hire a Media, PA Estate and Probate Law Attorney Who Cares

Our estate administration team understands the grief and loss that goes with any estate administration or probate matter. We want to make it easier for you and your family to protect your loved one’s assets, and your family’s future. We welcome you to contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced PA probate lawyer, so that we can start working for you and your family.