Recently, I updated and expanded links for Pennsylvania online Register of Wills and Orphans' Court Division resources, as listed on the right side column of this PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog.
Those links now include:
- PA Orphans' Court and Register of Wills forms,
- PA Model Account forms,
- PA Department of Revenue Inheritance Tax forms, &
- Websites of County Registers of Wills in Pennsylvania.
In 2006, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, through its Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, issued new uniform Orphans' Court forms for practice before the Registers of Wills and the Clerks of the Orphans' Court Divisions, in certain standard matters, including guardianships, estate probate, fiduciary accountings, and audits & administrations. For background, see: PA EE&F Law Blog posting "New Uniform Orphans' Court Forms in PA" (10/18/06).
The forms originally were provided by AOPC online (as linked in that prior posting) in a graphical PDF format only. Thereafter, AOPC provided fill-in PDF formats for each, which are now linked from the Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee website, under the heading "Forms".
In this Blog's sidebar, I have retained the links to the original graphical forms (which the AOPC website no longer list), and also included links to the newer fill-in forms. See both under this Blog's sidebar heading, "PA ORPHANS' CT & REG/WILLS FORMS (PDF, per AOPC)".
PA Model Account forms:
In 2007, the PA Supreme Court mandated model forms of fiduciary accounts for use in the Orphans' Court Division. These are also included in this Blog's sidebar, under the heading "PA OC ACCOUNTING FORMS (per AOPC)".
For background & relevant links about the Model Account Forms, see prior PA EE&F Law Blog postings:
- "Clarifications on PA's New Accounting Formats" (04/06/07);
- "Comparison of PA's Old & New Accounting Formats" (04/03/07);
- "PA's New Orphans' Ct Accounting Forms" (04/02/07); &
- "PA SC OC Rls Cte Proposes Revised Model Fiduciary Accounts" (11/03/06).
Under the heading, "PA INHERITANCE TAX: INFO & FORMS", I posted links to the most commonly-used Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax forms & instructions, in both graphical and fill-in PDF formats where available, as posted by the PA Department of Revenue.
There are other forms of a more unusual or specific nature, all of which can be accessed from PA DOR's Forms & Publications: Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax webpage.
Websites of County Registers of Wills in Pennsylvania:
I just added, under the heading "PA REGISTERS OF WILLS WEBSITES", a list by county, of those local registers of wills offices that maintain separate webpages or websites. This list was compiled by Daniel B. Evans, Esq., of Philadelphia, PA, and is used with his permission.
His complete online list of Registers of Wills, posted on his Pennsylvania Estate & Trust Cybrary, includes those offices' addresses & telephone numbers, and also lists links for their fee schedules & forms, where posted online by a local office.
Note that a few counties/judicial districts do not have webpages or websites dedicated to their registers of wills; and so that county's general website should be viewed instead.
These new or updated sidebar listings supplement other, prior Blog sidebar listings, which include:
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- PA ESTATE PLANNING COUNCILS; & MORE PA EPCs
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I noticed that my selected graphic for this posting was not entirely appropriate. The words on the scroll are written in German.
Well, as a "Hendershot" -- and therefore being of distant Teutonic background myself -- I am too proud to change the graphic. So there.