Dying Without A Will In Chester County – Intestacy
When someone dies, the ideal situation is for his or her assets to be distributed in an orderly fashion according to the terms of a will or trust. When someone dies without a valid will, or without any will at all, this process can be more complicated. When someone dies without a will, he or she is said to have died “intestate.”
If your parent, spouse or other loved one died without a will, it is critical to act as quickly as possible. Working with a lawyer is the best way to ensure that your loved one’s estate will be handled in a careful manner. At Hudson L. Voltz, P.C., our attorneys and staff help families whose loved ones who died without a will in Chester County or elsewhere in Pennsylvania.
Carefully Navigating The Intestate Succession Process
When someone dies without a will, this person’s estate must still be administered. This means that any valid taxes, debts or expenses must be paid from the deceased’s assets. Our law firm can help you take the necessary steps to open and administer an estate. The remaining estate assets must be distributed according to Pennsylvania’s intestate succession process. If the deceased has a surviving spouse and/or children, these individuals will share in the deceased’s estate.
Many times, family members delay taking action after a loved one dies without a will. These delays can prove very costly. Attorneys Hudson Voltz and Janet Satterthwaite have extensive experience handling these types of matters and will provide practical guidance during a potentially difficult time.
Contact Hudson L. Voltz, P.C.
Contact the law firm of Hudson L. Voltz, P.C. at 610-518-9500.