What is probate?
Probate is the process by which a will is presented to the court and an executor is appointed to begin estate
Is probate costly?
In Schuylkill County, probate fees are charged based on the size of the estate. The probate fee for an estate of
$100,000, as of
April, 2006 is $150.00.
Is probate time consuming?
If you have a valid Will and your documents are in proper order, probate in central Pennsylvania should take no more
than 30 minutes.
Do I need a will?
Everyone needs a will. Not because one has many assets to administer or because one has complex or even simple
estate issues, one needs a will to name an executor to administer your estate. Without a will, no one is in charge and if
there are any assets to administer, there can be a real problem over who is in charge. There are many other good
reasons to have a will.
Will getting a will cost me a fortune?
Never. Lawyers build client bases by writing wills and powers of attorney. A simple will for a husband and wife, including
two office appointments, usually costs less that $250 as of the date of this web site.
Call for an Appointment 570-345-2888.