Traditionally, when a person passes away, their estate will go into probate where property owned by the deceased person is properly transferred to the designated heir. But because of the time and costs associated with this process, some people all over the nation try to avoid the probate process entirely, using other estate planning tools to meet the same ends.
Whether you live here in Pennsylvania or another state, having a solid estate plan is the key to making sure that everything goes according to your wishes prior to and after your death. But did you know that a vast majority of Americans neglect their estate plans or fail to get around to them before it's too late? Some data even seems to suggest that less than half of the people across the country even have a basic will in place.