After a spouse or a parent passes, navigating the probate process can be extremely complicated. Even when someone has a will in place, there are many logistical issues and legal matters involved with administrating an estate that may require the help of a Probate Lawyer.

Getting legal counsel from a Probate Lawyer can help remove a lot of the uncertainty and difficulty from this challenging time. Professional assistance with probate to advocate for you and your family’s interests will help assure that everything goes as it should.


You will likely have a lot of questions about what is going to happen and what needs immediate attention. You should not have to scour the internet to get information from unreliable sources. You want to talk to a knowledgeable and trustworthy Probate Lawyer who will thoroughly answer your questions about Pennsylvania’s probate laws. Your lawyer can explain what you need to do and when.


A Probate Lawyer can help you inventory real and personal property as well as financial liabilities. Legal assistance in this area helps to prevent oversight.


After a person passes, there could be several types of claims against his or her estate. Creditors can make claims for outstanding debt. It is also possible that someone may try to challenge your loved one’s final wishes. Legal counsel will help you assess the validity of specific claims against the estate and respond appropriately.

There may be a lot of work in the aftermath of a loss, and you should not have to shoulder the burden alone. Working with reputable estate planning firms will offer you and your family considerable peace of mind.


James J. Ruggiero, Jr. Esq.

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HIRING A PROBATE LAWYER AFTER THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE OR PARENT was last modified: April 10th, 2023 by James Ruggiero Jr., Esq.