ORPHANS' COURT

The Orphans’ Court is a component of the Civil Courts system which deals with specific areas of Civil Law, most notably, will contests, trust litigation, power of attorney litigation, trust and estate accountings, and guardianships. The Orphans’ Court has separate rules from the regular Civil Courts and the attorneys at Santanasto Law can assist you in navigating these unique rules.

Common Actions in the Orphans’ Court include:

  • Will Contests
  • Accountings
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Surcharge Litigation
  • Power of Attorney
  • Guardianships

Common Questions About Orphan’s s Court

What is orphans court?

The Orphans’ Court is part of the Civil Courts system. Orphans’ Court deals with specific areas of Civil Law such as will contests, trust litigation, power of attorney litigation, trust, and estate accountings, and guardianships. The Orphans’ Court has separate rules from the regular Civil Courts and the attorneys at Santanasto Law can assist you in navigating these unique rules.

What is the orphans court in pa?

The Orphans’ Court is part of the Civil Courts system. Orphans’ Court deals with specific areas of Civil Law such as will contests, trust litigation, power of attorney litigation, trust and estate accountings, and guardianships. The Orphans’ Court has separate rules from the regular Civil Courts and the attorneys at Santanasto Law can assist you in navigating these unique rules.

Who goes to orphans court?

 The Orphans’ Court is the division of the County Court of Common Pleas designated by statute to resolve most matters concerning Trusts, Estates, fiduciary matters, guardianships, and adoptions. Orphans’ Court litigation matters include: Wills Contests; Surcharge Actions, Objections to Accounts; Executors/Trustee fees and commissions; Will and Trust Interpretation; Mismanagement of Estates and Trusts; Guardianships; removal of Executor Trustee; and Petitions for an Accounting.