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Dear Peter,
I wanted to take a moment to thank you, LaJuana Lane, and Jennifer Field for your prompt and attentive advice to me throughout this complex process, and your capacity to get other actors—funeral homes, banks, state agencies and courts—to do what we needed. It takes a lot of coordination and tracking of fine detail to make something run smoothly. I know my mother appreciated your work as well.

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. The team at Larmore Scarlett was absolutely INCREDIBLE! I tell everyone what a fabulous job all of you did to settle my brother’s estate. I cannot thank you enough.

– VS

Larmore Scarlett handled my father’s estate for our family just over a year ago. Through this very trying time for our family, they represented a constant voice of support and reason. Even though, I live far from my parents home, Larmore Scarlett were easy to contact and work with over emails and phone calls. Most importantly to our family, we were able to build a relationship of trust in their advice, which allowed us to move through this time without added stress and frustration. I don’t know how we would have gotten through everything without them. I can not recommend this firm more strongly as a support for any family.


Hi Peter:

We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the efforts of you & your staff in settling my brother’s estate.

We felt from the beginning after meeting with you & LaJuana that we would be well taken care of & that the settlement of the estate would proceed in a smooth, efficient & timely fashion.

With 16 beneficiaries, it was overwhelming to us as to how we would handle all the details. At the first meeting you explained to me my responsibilities & what role you & your office would play in getting Bob’s estate settled. As it turned out, my responsibilities were much easier to handle thanks to the support of you & your office. Little did we realize the detailed work that goes into settling an estate – the emails & mailings to keep us & everyone else up to date, contacting, listening to & handling questions of some of the beneficiaries, dealing with state regulations, advising me as executor, closing out accounts & of course the endless paperwork required, & finally distributing the estate proceeds to the 16 beneficiaries.

Thanks to you & your staff for taking the stress out of the process. Your efforts & friendship will always be appreciated.

Best regards,
~ B and B

Peter and his staff were wonderful in every aspect of helping to settle the estate of our relative. They were there to assist and guide us at all times from the beginning to the end of this process. We couldn’t be more grateful or satisfied with all their assistance and support. Don’t know what we would have done without them.

~ C.H. and K.H.

The first time I met Peter Temple and his staff I was with my elderly parents. They had just moved to Kennett Square from NJ and wanted to confirm their wills and estate planning were up to date and complied with PA estate/inheritance laws. Their assets included two homes (one out of state), a small manufacturing business out of state and other liquid assets. Peter did a wonderful job ensuring my parents affairs were in order.

The following are just a few of the things Peter did during that meeting that made my job as their son, care taker, and eventually executor much easier and less stressful during a very stress filled time:

  • Preparing codicils to the wills to ensure they were legal in the state of PA
  • Preparing durable powers of attorney.
  • Offering advice on a succession plan for the manufacturing company
  • Medical powers of attorney.
  • Validating that their past estate planning was still the best course of action to minimize any federal/state inheritance taxes.
  • When each of my parents passed away Peter was right there ensuring I had all the necessary resources to proceed with settling the estate in a timely fashion. This was important for the following reasons:
  • It allowed the estate to receive a discount in the amount of PA State inheritance tax owed.
  • It allowed for a smooth transition of leadership in my father’s Company.
  • It allowed for an accelerated distribution of assets to the beneficiaries
  • It allowed for me to settle any financial obligations my parents incurred while they were alive in a timely fashion.

In conclusion, I strongly recommend Peter Temple as an estate planning attorney without reservation and give him my most favorable rating.

~ R

p.s. Peter I hired you for your professionalism, talent and skill as an attorney, you gave me all that plus friendship. Thank you.

We were very pleased with our recent estate settlement administered by Larmore Scarlett, LLP. Peter Temple and his staff provided timely, knowledgeable, and courteous service. All transactions were carefully documented and explained. Peter’s periodic summaries were very helpful in clarifying where we were in the process.

Thanks for a job well done!

~ F and R