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Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose

Probate Attorney at Yardley, PA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 37 years
    Connecticut - CT 41 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1982
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Yvette

Learn Yvette’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Estate Administration is our area of specialty. With the appropriate estate counsel, you make sure costly mistakes and errors do not occur during probate. This includes assisting with the inventory, valuation and distribution of assets; handling matters before the Register of Wills or the Courts; preparing inheritance and estate tax returns; and, preparing final estate accounting or family settlement agreements.

    20 years, 300 cases

  2. Estate planning
    Save money, protect assets and distriubute wealth with estate planning to include Wills, Living Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorneys. Charitable estate planning is an important part of this practice. Business succession planning which includes buy-sell agreements is critical for any business owner as part of the estate planning process for them. Also, as part of this practice area, we handle all forms of prenuptials agreements.

    20 years, 300 cases

  3. Guardianship
    We assist families with guardianships for elders and youth aging into adulthood.

    20 years, 150 cases

  4. Elder law
    We work with seniors and their families to protect their assets; assist with healthcare and long term care planniing to include assisted living, continuing care communities and nursing home. We address social security matters to include retirement, disability, Medicare and Medicaid. Guardianship is also an important part of this practice area.

    20 years, 150 cases


Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose is a 1982 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. 


She has served as Vice President with Prudential Insurance Company and Assistant General Counsel with both CIGNA Corporation for 12 years and Prudential for 10 years. 


Currently, Ms. Taylor-Hachoose has a Probate, Elder Law and Estate Planning Law practice in Yardley, Pennsylvania. 


Her new book Stop!  What Are You Waiting For?  Your Step-by-Step Guide to Estate Planning encourages and motivates consumers to engage in the estate planning process by educating consumers on the essential benefits to them of estate planning.  

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Her new book Stop!  What Are You Waiting For?  Your Step-by-Step Guide to Estate Planning encourages and motivates consumers to engage in the estate planning process by educating consumers on the essential benefits to them of estate planning.


301 Oxford Valley Road
Suite 102A
Yardley, PA, 19067

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Posted by Jennifer Marie | May 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy, sensitive, clarifies jargon well.
Yvette took the fear out of the process of Estate Planning for us. We have three children, and a large family, and Yvette helped us stay focused on who and what would be best for our children. She has also been sensitive to family difficulties with the loss of my father. Her sensitive and non-judgmental personality makes this process very clear and as efficient as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2012
Yvette made the whole process stress-free!
My husband and I had Yvette do our Estate Planning documents a few years ago. I must say it was something we were dreading, but we were surprised how stress-free Yvette made the whole process. We have made a few revisions since our initial meeting and there is never a problem getting in contact with her. When I leave a message she always calls me back within a few hours!
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Posted by Meg | November 19, 2011
Personalized Care from a Caring Person
Yvette Taylor-Hachoose will walk you through the nuts and bolts of estate planning and help you get your house in order. It's a great burden off your shoulders to know that whatever happens, you have recorded your wishes and intentions for your worldly goods, and for yourself should you not be in a position to speak for yourself. Yvette will patiently and clearly answer all your questions and take all the time with you that you need. She has the expertise to advise you the best plan for your estate, regardless of its size.
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Posted by Business Owner in Bucks County, PA | September 24, 2011
Professional, Knowledgeable, and Courteous Law Firm in Bucks County, PA
Yvette has an extensive background in corporate law where her knowledge was manifest in the business contracts she developed for my company. I was so impressed with the professional level of service from Yvette and her staff that I decided to return. Now I have a will along with my estate planning that was developed again with professionalism and attention to detail. I recommend this firm and I plan to continue my business with them in the future.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Taylor-Hachoose, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Prudential Insurance Company
  • 1994 - 2004
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • 1982 - 1994


  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1982
  • Morgan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Brian Salazar
  • Parents awarded the Guardianship
  • Estate of Kayla Harvey
  • Parents awarded guardianship


  • Bucks County Estate Planning Council
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Chair, Orphans' Court, Estate Planning and Probate Law Section
  • 2012 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Bucks County
  • Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2006


  • Book
  • Stop! What Are You Waiting For? Your Step-By-Step Guide to Estate Planning
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • U.S. Department of State - American Embassy in Jamacia
  • Estate Planning and Entrepreneurship in Jamaica
  • 2011
  • ABA Women Rainmakers
  • Building Buzz - How I Do It (Social Media and other Marketing Strategies for Lawyers)
  • 2010
  • U.S. Department of State - American Embassy in Ghana
  • Estate Planning and Ghanian Women Entreprenuers
  • 2008
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Wills and Elder Law
  • 2006
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Wills and Elder Law
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
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Probate Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Although Yvette and I practice in different areas of Pennsylvania, I consider her to be intelligent and insightful. I often have the pleasure of answering questions with her on the Avvo site, and I always look forward to her answers. Her advice always reflects her expertise and experience in the Estate Planning and Probate areas of law."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Yvette for almost ten years and have referred many clients to her for wills and estate planning. The feedback I have received has always been positive. Moreover, Yvette is a genuinely caring, compassionate individual. Her personality lends itself to helping clients consider and make good decisions regarding sensitive subjects most people would like to avoid."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Yvette is a very dedicated and conscientious attorney. She is very knowledgeable about estate planning and administration. She is an extremely compassionate person and always has her clients' best interests at heart. I would not hesitate to recommend Yvette to anyone I know who needs the services of an exceptional estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Yvette for several years and have consulted her a number of times on matters within her areas of expertise. She has always demonstrated a high degree of knowledge, professionalism and caring. I highly recommend her."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Yvette for many years now. She is one of those attorneys who paid her dues in the corporate business world and learned the skills to help people in the real world!!! She is a trusted and knowledgeable attorney in her chosen fields. I highly recommend her."
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