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Orphans' Court protects people who cannot protect themselves

Probate and estate matters are governed by state law. The federal government may tax an estate, but it does not handle will contests or, for example, guardianships. Pennsylvania does not have a probate court, per se. Rather, it has Orphans' Court.

Do you know how a special needs trust could help your child?

Do you have a special needs child? A child with a disability that will keep him from managing day-to-day living? You know you are not alone. Looking ahead, though, you worry that your child will be alone and unable to care for himself. Whether the disability is congenital or is the result of an accident, all you know is that you will not be around forever to look after him.

US House to estate tax: We'll repeal you in September

Only a few states have their own death taxes, and Pennsylvania is one of them. A good estate plan will take both the state's inheritance tax and the federal estate tax into consideration. If the U.S. House of Representatives has its way, though, the federal tax may be nothing more than an unpleasant memory.

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