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Home > Practice Area > Litigation > Trust & Estate Litigation

Trust & Estate Litigation Posts

Transferring Guardianships: What you need to know.

Posted June 11, 2019

By Isaac J. Jean-Pierre, Esquire- A guardian is often an individual appointed by a court to make key decisions regarding another person’s physical welfare and/or finances.  In the context of guardianships, the person who is subject to the decision-making authority of a guardian is often referred to as an incapacitated person, and it is not […]

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John McKenna Elected President of Chester County Estate Planning Council

Posted May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019 – MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce that John F. McKenna, Esq. was recently elected President of the Chester County Estate Planning Council. The Chester County Estate Planning Council (CCEPC) includes attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, stockbrokers, trust officers, and non-profit directors, as well as other specialists in related professions in Chester County, […]

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What is a “No-Contest” clause, and why is it important?

Posted April 8, 2019

By Isaac J. Jean-Pierre, Esquire- If a decedent passes away and had a valid will, there is a chance that the will contains a “no-contest” clause, which is also known as an “in terrorem” clause. These clauses are set in place as a penalty to discourage a beneficiary from contesting the provisions of a decedent’s […]

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Top Five Reasons You Should Mediate Your Dispute

Posted February 25, 2019

By John F. McKenna, Esquire- If you are on the fence whether to choose mediation versus going to trial, let me offer you five good reasons why you should mediate: Cost vs. Cost – While there is a cost to mediation, it pales in comparison to the cost of a full trial, especially if there is […]

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John McKenna to Present CLE for the Chester County Bar Association

Posted December 6, 2018

On Monday, December 10, Attorney John F. McKenna will be a featured panelist for the Chester County Bar Association CLE: “Mediate This: Experienced Mediators Role Play a Real Life Dispute”. This program will address multiple issues that arise in mediation through the mechanism of a skit which will take attendees through a mock mediation. When: Monday, […]

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The Payment of Attorneys Fees in Trust and Estate Litigation

Posted November 12, 2018

By Robert A. Burke, Esquire- Litigation is expensive. A common issue that comes up in Trust and Estate Litigation is the issue of who should pay for attorneys’ fees relating to the administration of a Trust or Estate. More importantly, who should pay for attorneys’ fees where litigation is necessary to preserve the assets of […]

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The Guardianship Tracking System – A Different Perspective

Posted October 29, 2018

Isaac J. Jean-Pierre, Esquire- Toward the end of August of this year, we issued an article to help spread the word about Pennsylvania’s new Guardianship Tracking System, which was developed by the Information Technology arm of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC/IT) and the Office of Elder Justice in the Courts.  The system, known […]

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John McKenna Joins Chester County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors

Posted September 26, 2018

September 2018 – MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce that John F. McKenna, Esq. was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Chester County Community Foundation, where he is a member of the governance/nominating committee. The Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF) connects people who care with the causes that matter, so their […]

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John McKenna Elected Vice President of Chester County Estate Planning Council

Posted September 17, 2018

September 2018 – MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce that John F. McKenna, Esq. was recently elected Vice President of the Chester County Estate Planning Council. The Chester County Estate Planning Council (CCEPC) includes attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, stockbrokers, trust officers, and non-profit directors, as well as other specialists in related professions in Chester […]

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Going Digital – Pennsylvania’s New Mandate for Court-Appointed Guardians

Posted August 14, 2018

By Isaac J. Jean-Pierre, Esquire– In the upcoming days and weeks, courts around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will begin to implement the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s directive that requires court-appointed guardians of incapacitated adults to file both inventories and annual reports online.  As for Chester County, the Pennsylvania Guardianship Tracking System (GTS) will become available as of […]

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