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Estate administration and computer-accessed accounts

Computers are now a part of everyday life. Rather than write out checks to pay bills, most Pennsylvania residents simply login online, view their paperless statement and make a payment via the internet. There is no longer an easily found paper trail of accounts the individual has and how they are handled. While this online activity is convenient for both the company and the individual, it can become an estate administration problem upon the death of the individual.

Basics of the probate process in Pennsylvania

Death is a basic fact of life that should be planned for as any other life event. The majority of Pennsylvania residents will owe debts and own assets upon their deaths. How these assets and liabilities are then handled becomes a function of instructions in the individual's will and the probate process.

Pennsylvania estate administration basics

"What will happen to my possessions when I die?" This is a question that many Pennsylvania residents ask themselves; however, it is also a question that many do not take the time to answer completely. The answer depends upon one's estate plan, or lack of one. In order to answer this question, the first step is typically to create a will. With this will, when one dies, the estate administration process can begin.