Wrongful Death Proceeds not Part of Estate

In accounting filed for husband’s estate, Orphans’ Court had no jurisdiction over funds previously awarded to wife as compensation for wrongful death and loss of consortium but erroneously paid to husband’s estate, and so ordered the personal representatives to file an amended account excluding those funds, after which the court may determine whether wife’s estate has standing to object to the account.  Truax Estate, 7 Fid.Rep.3d 327 (Franklin Co. O.C. 2017).

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