Pa.R.C.P. 1033 amended allowing correction of name of party within 90 days of commencement of action, effective 4-1-17, Pa.R.C.P. 1033, February 2, 2017
In mid-2016, the Internal Revenue Service modified the procedure by which an estate may obtain a discharge of an estate tax lien in anticipation of the sale of real estate by an estate. The new procedure, not yet described in any published writing, is, arguably, authorized by IRC Section 6325(c) which provides for a discharge […]
Changes to the Pa. Probate, Estates & Fiduciaries Code: Health Care; Release and Disclaimer of Powers and Interests; Trusts and Trustees; Charitable Instruments
On July 8, 2016, a number of changes were made to the PEF Code, as SB 1104 became Act 79. This is the last in a series of blog entries on Act 79 by Mr. Upright.
Amendments to Chapter 54 of the Probate Code.
Chapter 54 – Health Care.
Section 5422. Definitions.
“…health care decision.” The definition of “health […]
An interesting question posed by Rob Clofine, followed by comments from other practitioners.
On July 8, 2016, a number of changes were made to the PEF Code, as SB 1104 became Act 79.
On July 8, 2016, a number of changes were made to Title 20 of the PEF Code, as SB 1104 became Act 79.
On July 8, 2016 the Governor signed Senate Bill 1104 (SB 1104) into law as Act 79. SB 1104 makes broad ranging amendments to Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. Included are a number of changes to Pennsylvania laws regarding powers of attorney.
It is likely that another bill […]
Husband’s Extramarital Affairs during Separation Result in Forfeiture of Intestate Share of Wife’s Estate
A husband’s separation from his wife and subsequent extramarital affairs deprived him of his right to an intestate share of her estate, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in In re Estate of Kathleen Talerico
A verdict of guilty but mentally ill for first-degree murder bars a killer from inheriting from the decedent’s estate, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held in In re Estate of McAndrew.
The Commonwealth’s patchwork of local orphans’ court rules will be replaced next year by statewide rules, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced in an order issued December 1, 2015.