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.
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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.
Historically, family owned business owners have always been faced with a difficult tax situation at death. The business can pass to your children but not before paying the 4.5% Pennsylvania inheritance tax. This often required the liquidation of business assets to pay the tax. But Pennsylvania has finally recognized the importance of preserving the family owned business for the next generation.
An order directing the executor of an estate not to sell real estate assets is interlocutory and not appealable, the Superior Court held in Estate of Cherry