Orphans’ Court

New Act 79 Raises Jurisdiction Questions

An interesting question posed by Rob Clofine, followed by comments from other practitioners.

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Estate Planning and Administration, Tax Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New Act 79 Raises Jurisdiction Questions

Supreme Court Announces Major Overhaul of Orphans’ Court Rules

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.

By | December 15th, 2015|Categories: Estate Planning and Administration|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Announces Major Overhaul of Orphans’ Court Rules

Superior Court Upholds Legality of Surrogacy Agreements in Pennsylvania

Gestational surrogacy agreements are not void as against public policy in Pennsylvania and can be used to create parentage of a child, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held in In Re: Baby S

By | December 8th, 2015|Categories: Family Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Superior Court Upholds Legality of Surrogacy Agreements in Pennsylvania

Orphans’ Court Order Directing Executor Not to Sell Real Estate Quashed as Interlocutory

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

By | April 21st, 2015|Categories: Estate Planning and Administration|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Orphans’ Court Order Directing Executor Not to Sell Real Estate Quashed as Interlocutory