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Losing someone you love can be extremely difficult to navigate emotionally, as well as legally. Even in the midst of a significant loss, there are legal implications that have to be carefully considered and addressed. If you’ve recently endured the loss of a family member, we believe that you deserve to have the time you need to properly mourn their life and move forward with yours. However, if they left their affairs in disarray, you’ll likely have to undergo the process of probate. That’s where Daly Law Offices comes in. 

We will help you through each step of the probate process, ensuring you have the legal support and guidance needed so that your family member’s wishes for their assets are properly carried out. Call now to schedule a free consultation with our Slatington probate attorney and discover your legal options.  

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What Is Probate?

Probate is a legal process where the court reviews a decedent’s assets in order to validate a will and determine the inheritors. Probate is notoriously known as an expensive process due to the court costs, taxes, and filing fees involved. Because of tedious paperwork and court proceedings, it can be extremely time-consuming taking anywhere from a few months to a year or longer. 

Matters can become more complex if the decedent left no will behind that outlines beneficiaries. This means that Pennsylvania intestacy laws will have an effect on how the probate process plays out. 

What Are An Executor’s Responsibilities?

If you’ve been named as the executor of your relative’s estate, there are a myriad of duties you’ll be responsible for including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Filing the will in the appropriate probate court
  • Notifying beneficiaries, banks, creditors, and government agencies of the decedent’s passing
  • Paying off owed debts
  • Taking inventory of the assets
  • Maintaining property until it is sold or distributed
  • Distributing assets
  • And more!

Why Should I Work With A Slatington Probate Attorney? 

When you’ve just suffered a great loss, mustering up the energy to dive into the legal aspects of the decedent’s passing can feel extremely overwhelming, and understandably so. If you’re not in the right headspace when handling your loved one’s affairs, you could make costly mistakes that result in legal fines or a delayed probate process. 

When you work with our Slatington probate attorney, you can rest assured that the legal intricacies will be handled with care while you grieve, as we are passionate about eliminating the hassles associated with probate so that we can save you time, money, and stress. 

Our lead Slatington probate attorney, Joshua N. Daly can help you through every step of the probate process. He will…

  • Get to know you and your unique situation
  • Asses the state of your loved one’s affairs to determine next steps
  • Explain your legal options and advise you on which might best suit your needs
  • Answer your questions
  • File the will and death certificate in the court of the county your family member resided in
  • Take inventory of the decedent’s assets
  • Negotiate or settle any remaining debts
  • File final tax returns
  • And more

How Daly Law Offices Can Help 

Attorney Joshua N. Daly has 15+ years of experience helping Pennsylvania families who are navigating the loss of a family member get through the challenging process of probate. Joshua has a membership at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PA l ELA), and Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley. His reputation and experience makes him well-equipped to offer you high-quality, personalized representation. 

Call Daly Law Offices today to schedule a free consultation and discover your next options. We want to lighten your load during this difficult transition. 

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Worked together on a relative’s Estate Planning. Very easy to work with and knowledgeable. So glad we chose Josh. Thank you.

Beth Macik

Josh we wanted to take a moment to thank you from the 3 of us from the bottom of our hearts. You are a gift and you have such a gift in what you do and they way you actually do it.
A total class act with the perfect personality for your profession. We can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate you and honestly thank so much. And it won’t be the last you see of us. Much Appreciation. The Stine/DiGiovanni family
*We highly recommend Joshua Daly for Elder Law, wills, etc. This is something that people don’t know what can happen when your parents pass away or what to do. Josh helps prevent as much as you legally can the home and assets being taken by elder care home and/or govt.
What a great experience on a subject people don’t like to talk about but is so important. Josh makes this process pleasant. We are recommending Josh to all our friend and family and friends. Everyone should get their ducks in a row. I am glad we met Josh & finally did this!
Thank you Josh

Stephanie DiGiovanni

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