The Supreme Court’s order declaring a judicial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the orders of local courts declaring emergencies in their counties and closing county offices, have halted or drastically slowed the operations of most offices of the...
Since publishing the news that Lehigh County has established a “virtual probate” process by videoconferencing, it’s been learned that five other counties have published similar procedures. The list (as of 3/31/2020) is as follows: BerksBucksDauphinLehighNorthamptonYork Most of the procedures require … Continue reading
Lehigh County has announced a new procedure for the probate of wills by video conferencing, effective 3/30/2020. The Montgomery County Bar Association reports that its Register of Wills is considering a similar procedure, but nothing appears on the Register’s website … Continue reading
On an appeal from the decree of the Register denying probate of a photocopy of a will, the appeal will be upheld when the proponent is able to produce the original will and prove the will by the testimony of … Continue reading
Decedent executed a will in 1996, consisting of 9 words, date, and signature leaving everything to his mother. Following his death, another document is found consisting of 12 words (“At the time of my death, the house goes to Sandy … Continue reading
Decedent was domiciled in Pennsylvania at the time of her death because she had maintained the same home in Philadelphia for more than 40 years, and she had shown by her continued presence and connections to Philadelphia that she still … Continue reading