The Last Will and Testament is the document that outlines an individual's last wishes, if any, and the distribution of that person's personal and real property.
A proper Last Will and Testament reduces confusion and can help to avoid long court battles in Pennsylvania. The Last Will and Testament is the only document that provides an individual the opportunity to name an Executor for their Estate in Pennsylvania. It also is the only opportunity for a parent to name a guardian for their minor children.
Understanding the probate process and the functions of a properly drawn Last Will and Testament are critical considerations to make as soon as possible, and should not be left to the arbitrary, state drawn intestate succession process. If you want to protect your legacy and understand the laws regarding the Pennsylvania probate process, contact Ciao, Torisky and O'Connor LLC at 1-800-I-GOT-HIT® today.