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• John B. Whalen, Jr., JD., LL.M., is an AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent 5.0 and Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb (obtaining over 95 client reviews and peer endorsements) premier and prestigious Attorney and Counselor at Law. •
• He has amassed over 60 prestigious professional awards and over 5000 client reviews and endorsements.
• Mr. Whalen concentrates his three decade career in the legal areas of Pa Probate, Pa Last Wills, Pa Estates, and Pa Estate Settlement.
• Mr. Whalen provides brief free initial consults all seven days, requires a one hour ($450.00) consult fee paid in advance for...
Pennsylvania Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
Ms. Halter, along with other members of the Firm’s Special Education Group, proactively provide in-house training programs to all school district employees so that our clients can stay abreast of changes in the law and keep current on education-related legal requirements in order to...
He started his legal career with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where he successfully prosecuted over 60 homicide cases. Throughout his career, Mr. D’Ambrosio has represented clients in the purchase and sale of franchises, has counseled clients in corporate transactions, and has extensive experience offering estate planning, estate and trusts administration and probate services.
For over 30 years, he was a...
During his years of practice, Joe has prepared Wills or Trust documentation for more than 6,500 individuals and has served as legal counsel for the settlement of more than 1,300 estates or trusts. He was featured nationally for the first court decision forcing the IRS to pay a taxpayer’s legal fees.
Joe is an elected fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and...
Downingtown, PA 19335
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Mr. Maroto primarily concentrates his attention on the Firm’s growing business and estate law areas of practice and caters to those clients whose cases present problems...
Rachael received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law, graduating cum laude and with pro bono distinction. While at Widener, she served on the Moot Court Honor Society Executive Board and competed in both national and regional competitions. In addition, Rachael served as Vice-President of the Public Interest Law Alliance. Rachael received the Howard...
While attending law school, Chris spent a summer working as an intern for the Office of the District Attorney of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Chris then worked as a law clerk for a private Media law firm while earning his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law. Upon his graduation in...
Walnut Building - Suite A
West Chester, PA 19380
Villanova University School of Law, Villanova University School of Law and Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Jenn has served as an author and panelist on various Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminars and Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education lectures and has written about the authority granted to plenary guardians of the person. She...
Devault Estate Planning Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Chester County Bar Association Access to Justice
West Chester, PA
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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