My practice exclusively focuses on helping families plan for the future and... more
My practice exclusively focuses on helping families plan for the future and administering the estates of their loved ones. Unlike other attorneys, who offer estate planning and administration services as part of a general practice or big firm, I have developed the depth of experience and skill that comes with concentrating on one area of the law for decades. I serve a wide range of clients, so... view profile
Mary Ann represents individuals and families in Pennsylvania and Delaware and is... more
Mary Ann represents individuals and families in Pennsylvania and Delaware and is licensed to practice in both states. A trained mediator, Mary Ann mediates family law matters and estate matters in both jurisdictions of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Mary Ann has been appointed by the Delaware Family Courts as a guardian ad litem representing children placed in foster care. Mary Ann also chairs the ... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.