Pennsylvania Estate Administration Attorney Helps Guide You Through the Process
Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. Knowledgeable and meticulous, Robert E. Donatelli has more than 50 years of experience in probate law and knows how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through all aspects of the process.
The process of probate
Most executors have rarely if ever probated a Last Will and know little about the process. Robert E. Donatelli can guide you through:
- Filing the Last Will with the Pennsylvania probate court
- Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
- Finding and collecting assets
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Paying estate taxes
- Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring experts, when appropriate
Valuing and managing the estate
Robert E. Donatelli assists executors and administrators with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. He has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents and other professionals to assist with executor duties. He can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.
Executing decisions on guardianship and conservatorship
Your loved ones may have identified in their Last Will specific instructions for guardianship of minor children or conservatorship of disabled adults. Robert E. Donatelli has more than 50 years of experience in these areas of law. He can advise you on steps necessary to legally formalize guardianships and conservatorships. If a dispute arises about the ability or willingness of a guardian or conservator to take on this responsibility, Robert E. Donatelli can represent your family’s interests and advise on resolution strategies.
Contact a Pennsylvania estate administration attorney for a consultation.
Robert E. Donatelli serves clients in estate administration, including probate, guardianships and conservatorships, in Allentown and the surrounding areas in Lehigh and Northampton Counties. Call him today at 484-602-2696or contact him online for a consultation.