Proposed Amendments to O.C. Rules

The Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee has proposed three minor amendments to Pa. O.C. Rules:

  • Rule 2.1(b)(4)(iv), on forms of accounts, will be amended by deleting the words “and verification” because the requirement that there be “signature and verification pages” signed by all accountants was inconsistent with the rest of the sentence, which requires verification by only one accountant.
  • Rule 4.6, on notices of adjudications and orders, will be amended by changing “parties” to “interested parties,” so that notice is not required for parties who chose not to participate in the proceeding.
  • Rule 7.1, on discovery practice, will be amended to include “subpoenas to attend and testify” along with other forms of discovery that may be addressed by local or special rule.

Comments on the proposed amendments should be submitted by April 6, 2018.

“Proposed Amendment of Pa. O.C. Rules 2.1, 4.6 and 7.1,” 48 Pa.B. 1271 (O.C. Proc. Rules Com. 3/3/2018).

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