Estates, Wills and Probate in the Philadelphia, PA Area
Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The city of Philadelphia has an estimated population of 1,567,872 residents within the city limits as of the 2016 census. In 1682 William Penn founded the city to serve as the capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played a major role as a key instrument to the American Revolution. Philadelphia served as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States. Philadelphia is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania with the headquarters of seven Fortune 1000 companies located within the city limits. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Philadelphia area had a total gross metropolitan product of $347 billion in 2010. Philadelphia serves many different economic sectors including information technology, manufacturing, oil refining, food processing, healthcare, biotechnology, tourism, and financial services
Washington & Washington is the leading expert in Estates, Wills and Probate in Philadelphia, PA
Probate is the process in which a will is “proved” in a court and accepted as a valid public document that is the true and last testament of the deceased. The first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person is the probate. Once the probate has been granted all claims are resolved and the deceased person’s property is distributed to whoever is named in the Will. An executor is a person appointed by a will to act on behalf of the estate of the will maker upon their death. If a person dies without a Will the personal representative is known as an Administrator. This person is often the closest relative of the deceased person. The administrator can renounce their right to this role however if they feel as though they are not suited for the responsibility.
Some areas within Philadelphia that we service are Center City, South Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill, Chinatown, North Philadelphia, Roxborough-Manayunk, Germantown, and Northeast Philadelphia.