It was previously reported that new Orphans’ Court forms, and new forms for use before the Register of Wills, had been posted to the collection of Orphans’ Court forms on the pacourts.us website, to be effective January 1, 2020. It … Continue reading
Revised O.C. Forms OC-1 through OC-5 and RW-03 through RW-10, that were approved as part of “Order Amendment Rules 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.5, 2.7, 3.5, 3.7, 4.3, 4.6, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 7.1, 10.1, 10.5, and the Index of the Appendix … Continue reading
Below is hte author’s form of combined health care power of attorney and living will. There is a separate article with commentary on the form. A copy of the form as an MS Word file is also available here. …...
The Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee has proposed removing the Estate Information Form, RW-01 (REV-346) from the index and appendix of Register of Wills forms. The report of the committee states that the form is a Department of Revenue form … Continue reading
The Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts has announced that the following forms required by the Public Access Policy are now available at http://www.pacourts.us/public-records/public-records-forms: Request for Access Form, Confidential Information Form, Confidential Document Form, Request for Correction of Clerical Errors, … Continue reading
In an order dated August 9, 2016, (No. 702 Supreme Court Rules Docket), the Supreme Court rescinded and replaced Some of the state-wide forms for use in the Orphans’ Court and Register of Wills, specifically Forms OC-1 through OC-6 and … Continue reading
The IRS has released the new Form 8971 (and its instructions) for executors to use to report federal estate tax values as required by new IRC section 6035. The Form 8971 is filed with the IRS, and a separate Schedule … Continue reading
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has announced the release of new inheritance tax forms designed to “enhance processing efficiency.” Tax Update, No. 177 (Dec. 2014/Jan. 2015). According to the Department: The newly designed form has revised Ovals 4 through 11 … Continue reading
The Realty Transfer Tax Statement of Value, Form REV-183 EX, has been revised somewhat, bears the revision date “10-14,” and is now available for download through the Pa. Department of Revenue. Changes include the following: The explanations at the top … Continue reading
This article will explain some of the drafting decision reflected in the author’s sample form of durable general power of attorney (“the form”). The form and this commentary were originally published on 12/1/2014 to reflect changes to 20 Pa.C.S. Ch....