Norristown, PA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Pennsylvania

Q: How do I as the heir of my Dad claim property for our Aunt who's estate he was executor of?

My dad was executor of my great Aunts estate. He passed away about a year after her. I was looking on unclaimed property for PA and came across something for my Aunt. I was my father's only child and he was never married so beings that I am the surviving heir, how would I go about claiming the unclaimed property?

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Mark Scoblionko
Mark Scoblionko
  • Allentown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Someone, probably you, if you are your aunt’s sole heir, would have to be appointed as a “successor executor” of her estate. The correct title is actually “Administrator dbncta,” but it is just a successor. In that capacity the successor would file a claim for unclaimed property.

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