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A death in the family is always distressing. Having to also deal with the person’s estate while you are grieving their loss can be overwhelming.

You can turn to Hanak Guido & Taladay in DuBois for knowledgeable and compassionate legal guidance. We handle probate and estate administration in Clearfield County and surrounding jurisdictions of western Pennsylvania. Our estate law attorneys will assist with all the duties and help clear any legal obstacles you encounter. We also help clients avoid future probate issues through drafting of wills and estate plans.

Have You Been Chosen For Estate Administration?

We represent the executor (named in the will) or the personal representative (appointed in the absence of a will). Our lawyer will walk you through all the duties, which may include:

  • Opening the estate in probate court
  • Gathering the assets of the estate
  • Paying debts and taxes of the estate
  • Liquidating assets (selling property)
  • Distributing the remaining assets to the heirs
  • Accounting and reporting requirements

Our lawyers have experience with large estates, including complicating factors such as partition actions for inherited real estate or ancillary probate for assets owned outside of Pennsylvania.

Problem-Solving Probate Disputes

A death sometimes creates friction in families, especially if the will was recently altered or an individual is cut off from an expected inheritance. We represent the estate, the executor, heirs or excluded heirs in probate litigation, including disputes over:

  • Missing or misappropriated assets
  • Questions about the validity of the will or the mental capacity of the deceased
  • Allegations of fraud or undue influence
  • Allegations of breach of fiduciary duty

Our trial lawyers are skilled not only in court when litigation is necessary but also in de-escalating and peacefully resolving delicate conflicts.

We Deliver Value Through Efficiency

The attorneys of Hanak Guido & Taladay strive to conclude estate administration in a timely and cost-effective manner. If you live on the other end of Pennsylvania or out of state, we can execute many probate tasks on your behalf to expedite the process and minimize your travels back and forth.

Let our experience guide the way and relieve your stress. Call our DuBois office at 814-913-0190 or contact us online. We regularly handle probate of estates in Clearfield, Elk, Cameron, Forest, Jefferson, Clarion, Indiana and Armstrong counties.