Estate & Trust Administration Lawyer

Serving Montgomery County & Bucks County - Call (215) 515-4439 Today

At Duffy North, we help clients who need to resolve simple estate administration issues as well as complex disputes concerning wills and the administration of trusts. We recognize that estate and trust administration can be complex, particularly when you are already going through a difficult time. We are ready and able to assist you in each step of the process, whether you need to choose someone to represent your interests or you are an executor, trustee, beneficiary, or any other involved party.

  • Why Choose Our Trust & Estate Administration Attorneys?
  • Trusted by the Community Since 1928
  • AV Preeminent® Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability
  • Partners Selected for Super Lawyers®
  • Pragmatic and Honest Counsel for Clients

We Offer the Full Range of Estate Administration Services in Pennsylvania

At the heart of estate administration is the notion that a person can appoint a representative to manage his or her affairs. The person designated to manage the affairs relating to an estate after the owner's death is called an executor. The person who manages a trust that survives its founder's death is called a trustee.

  • We help clients appoint executors and trustees, as well as provide counsel to executors and trustees:
  • Probate representation. If desired, our attorneys can handle the details related to executing a will or otherwise probating the estate in court.
  • Probate administration. Likewise, we can help you choose and appoint a willing executor to handle the details of your probate process, who can create an inventory of your estate, file tax returns, pay debts, and distribute assets. We also help executors fulfill their duties.
  • Trust administration. Just as an estate survives its owner, a trust survives its founder. If you established a trust to benefit a loved one or organization, you need to choose a trustee to manage it after your death or incapacity. Our lawyers can help you complete the paperwork required to transform your choice into a binding duty.
  • Estate litigation. From will contests and trust litigation to contested guardianships and even accusations of fraud, we can help our clients navigate the most difficult issues that can arise during estate administration and probate.

Our law firm has served this community since 1928, and our attorneys understand the local probate courts, the expectations of judges, and how to be successful in even the most contentious litigation. We offer the legal wisdom and honest advice you can depend on, helping you to gain peace of mind.

To learn more about how we can help you with any aspect of estate administration and litigation in Pennsylvania, please call (215) 515-4439 or email us today.