Philadelphia, PA asked in Probate for Pennsylvania

Q: I'm opening filing a will in regester of wills in Pennsylvania to open up an estate for a deceased parent. Can

I start advertising it immediately or do I need to have the Judge approve the violitity of the will and start the probate.

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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr.
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Boyertown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: The Registrar of Wills in the county where the decedent passed will initially determine whether the Will is admissible for probate. Once accepted, yes, the named Executor/Ececutrix should arrange for the immediate publication of that fact, with the contact info of the named personal representative, and the probate lawyer, as soon as possible (you must so publish in a newspaper of general circulation in the decedent's residence, where the Will is being probated, several times, with proof of publication then filed with the Registrar.

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