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We want to ensure our clients and friends that our law firm is operating without material impact of the health concerns in that we have had in place advanced technologies that allow us to continue to provide excellent legal services while attorneys and staff operate remotely, to avoid in-person meetings in all cases where that is possible. We will continue to provide consultations and conferences via telephone and/or internet conferencing when needed. We will continue to provide all the excellent legal services that our clients and friends have come to expect!

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If I Have a Living Trust, Will There Still be Death Taxes and Attorney Fees After My Death?

Generally speaking, in Pennsylvania there will be inheritance tax whenever there are assets transferred upon a person’s death, and assets in a Living Trust will typically be subject to death taxes. Certain types of trusts may have tax advantages: You should discuss this with your lawyer to determine if these types of trusts make sense for your situation.

Although there may not be a need for the probate process when a Living Trust is in place, there is still the need to accumulate assets, pay debts, and administer the Trust estate. There are certain notices required by the law. It is usually necessary to hire a lawyer to help in the administration of the trust estate after death.