An inherited individual retirement account (IRA) is not protected from the claims of creditors of the beneficiary because following the death of the IRA owner the account is not a “retirement account” within the meaning of 42 Pa.C.S. § 8124(b)(1)(ix). … Continue reading
A petition to refuse a notice of claim that was filed under 20 Pa.C.S. § 3532 more than one year after the first advertisement of the grant of letters was granted and the notice of claim was refused. Martin Estate, … Continue reading
In a declaratory judgment action, the Orphans’ Court interpreted and applied the contracts, assignments, and other documents signed by the decedent, the executor, and a claimant against the estate to determine the ownership of commissions payable to an agency that … Continue reading
The Supreme Court has adopted a new Pa.O.C. Rule 5.50 governing the form and contents of petitions to settle small estates in accordance with 20 Pa.C.S. § 3102, the new rule to be effective on October 1, 2020. A note has … Continue reading
As previously reported, the Supreme Court Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee has published a draft of a new Pa.O.C. Rule 5.50 that it intends to propose to the Supreme Court to specify the contents of a petition to settle a … Continue reading
The property that is owned by a decedent at death is administered by the executor or administrator of the decedent’s estate and is always subject to the claims of the decedent’s creditors. The Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (“PEF Code”),...
Two unpaid law firms petitioned to have claims paid above Federal and state claims, and the petition was denied, because debts and creditors are fixed in position at date of death, and without judgment lien filed prior to death, creditors … Continue reading
In objection to account, Court found that auctioneer did not present clear and convincing evidence of a contract, because writing violated statute of frauds. Zimmerman, Estate of A. Jeanette, 2 Fid. Rep. 3d 314 (O.C. Clinton 2012) (Opinion by Cherry, … Continue reading