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The Probate Process in Pennsylvania: Filing the Estate, Personal Representatives, Managing the Inventory, and Estate Administration

Content Partner:  Pennsylvania - NBI, Inc.
Price: $180.00*
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Your client wants you to handle a probate case - but you know they're often complex and require more than a general knowledge of the law. Getting a case successfully settled is almost as much about proper procedure as it is about the law. Do you know what to do? Our experienced faculty will give you detailed, information to confidently and ably navigate the system at this power-packed seminar.

Craft a well-planned timetable and avoid missing crucial deadlines. Establish effective working relationships with executors and administrators to facilitate a smooth process. Capably file the inventory and manage estate administration. This seminar will give you the information you need to counsel your client with confidence throughout the probate process!

This basic level seminar will provide attorneys who have limited probate experience with tips on successfully handling a probate case. This comprehensive seminar will also benefit attorneys looking for a refresher on the probate process, paralegals, accountants, trust officers and financial planners.


    1. Small Estate - What It Is and How to File
    2. Regular Estate
    3. The Estate Timetable - What You Need to Do
    4. Proving the Will
    5. Challenging the Will
    1. Duties of the Personal Representative
    2. Misconduct and/or Removal
    3. Compensation Guidelines
    4. Special Administration Issues
    1. Statutory Requirements and How They Affect Your Case
    2. Notice to Creditors, Beneficiaries and State Agencies - What Is Required
    3. Collecting, Maintaining and Managing Assets
    4. Inventory Problems
    1. How to Respond to Creditors' Claims
    2. Insolvency
    3. Managing the Estate Cash Responsibly
    4. Disclaimers
    5. Partial Distributions

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Probate & Estate Administration
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 12/18/2006
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 3 Hours, 9 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Status: Accredited
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

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Cary D. Jones - Marriner, Jones & Fitch, Washington, PA
John W. Metzger - May, Metzger and Zimmerman, LLP, Lancaster, PA
Erik V. Scully - Scully & Scully, L.L.P., Pittsburgh, PA
Bridget M. Whitley - Skarlatos & Zonarich, LLP, Harrisburg, PA
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