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Probate in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

A Boutique Philadelphia probate firm Dedicated to Working Closely with our Clients

The loss of a family member brings up delicate and difficult questions, and you should have the best advice delivered with sensitivity and care. At the Law Offices of Peter Klenk, we are dedicated to helping you move through this difficult time full of legal and tax issues as smoothly as possible, allowing you the freedom to worry about yourself and your family.

During this stressful time you could turn to an inexperienced attorney for help, but don’t you have enough to worry about? If you are executor of a Philadelphia estate with questions then you want a Philadelphia probate attorney who focuses on probate matters. Our team of probate paralegals and attorneys have decades of experience in handling all sizes of estates, will matters and trusts. We have seen it all. We can show you the fastest and least expensive ways to compete the estate because this is what we do every day. We understand the stress that you face and can lighten your burden. We can explain and guide you through the complex tax and probate issues you will face with the Philadelphia Register of Wills, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and the IRS. We can help defuse delicate family situations and help keep you, as the executor, out of trouble. Wills, Trusts and Probate, it’s all we do!

Estate and Probate Experience You Can Rely Upon

  • Experience: We have been Philadelphia Probate Attorneys for over 20 years.
  • Licensed to Practice in Five States: Some attorneys are satisfied with only passing one bar exam. Always willing to accept a challenge, the firm’s founder has passed the requirements and is a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Minnesota, New York and Florida Bars.
  • Focused Practice: Peter Klenk’s firm doesn’t dabble, they make estate planning their top priority. Wills, Trusts and Estates, it’s all we do!
  • Military Service: While serving in the United States Navy JAGC, Peter was part of a team that was decorated for providing estate planning services to over 10,000 solders and sailors during Desert Storm/Desert Shield.
  • Training and Accolades: During his service in the U.S. Navy, Peter L. Klenk traveled back and forth from Philadelphia to New York City twice a week to attend NYU Law School’s Master in Taxation program, recognized as the worlds most foremost Masters in Taxation program. NYU awarded Peter an LL.M., Master is Taxation, which focused on estate planning and estate taxation. He has been recognized as a Philadelphia Five Star Wealth Manager for providing Estate Planning services, was awarded the Client Distinction Award for providing outstanding service to his clients by Martindale Hubbell and has been named a Philadelphia Super Lawyer.

We Tailor our Probate Representation to Fit Your Needs

We listen to what you need, and provide the legal representation you want. If you are the executor of a Philadelphia Estate that wants red carpet service, we can handle every matter for you. If you are instead a Philadelphia executor who wants only assistance with one or two parts of the estate, such as the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Return, or obtaining releases for you from liability, we can craft our representation around only those matters. We will listen to you and provide the probate services that you need.

You have nothing to lose, and only great legal representation to gain. Call Peter Klenk and his team to set up a complimentary initial estate and probate consultation. Together, we can craft a plan that fits your needs.

Where Philadelphia Probate Takes Place

Probate in Philadelphia is overseen by the Philadelphia Register of Wills. The current Register of Wills is the Honorable Ronald R. Donatucci, Esq., whose offices are located in Room 180 City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The Register is an elected official whose responsibilities include determine whether the Will being offered for probate should be registered as the last will and testament of the deceased, and whom should be recognized as the estate’s executor or administrator.

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October 9th, 2015
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September 10th, 2015
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August 21st, 2015
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