What is probate in Pennsylvania?

“You can’t take it with you,” goes the old saying. So how does your property pass to your heirs when you die? One way is through the probate process. I find that many people have heard the term “probate” but not everyone has a clear understanding of what the term...

What does an executor do?

What does an executor do? After the death of a family member or friend, you find that the deceased’s will names you as the executor of the estate. What does that mean and what do you need to do? An executor has a number of important duties. The main ones are to collect and safeguard the assets...