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Probate2017-02-20T21:43:06+00:00

Probate


Losing a loved one is never easy, but it can be particularly difficult to grieve and move forward when you are responsible for administering or probating the estate. At Miller, Kistler & Campbell, we represent clients at every stage of life — including those who are struggling through the probate process after losing a close friend or relative.

Our lawyers have decades of experience guiding clients through the entire probate process, including:

  • Filing a petition for probate
  • Marshalling and inventorying assets
  • Paying creditors and estate taxes
  • Conducting a formal audit of all property when necessary
  • Negotiating family settlement agreements and closing the estate

Helping You See Probate Clearly


Many people have heard from popular financial advisers, media stories or other sources that probate should be avoided at all costs. However, probate in Pennsylvania is often fairly simple and straightforward. Our attorneys’ depth of experience and knowledge of probate court allow us to recommend a strategy that supports your goals without unnecessary expense.

Unfortunately, the emotional stresses of losing a loved one and dividing his or her assets commonly lead to disputes between family members, executors or other interested parties. When disagreements threaten to derail probate proceedings, our attorneys provide compassionate and pragmatic counsel to help you protect your interests and the wishes of your lost loved one.

Schedule a Consultation


Whether your loved one had a simple, straightforward will or a large, complex estate, the lawyers of Miller, Kistler & Campbell can answer your questions and help you through probate. To learn more about our services and arrange a consultation at our offices in State College, Bellefonte or Hollidaysburg, please contact us.

Contact Us

OUR TEAM

Please contact one of our attorneys below who practice in the area of wills and estate planning law.

RICHARD L. CAMPBELL

SHAREHOLDER

Richard “Dick” L. Campbell focuses his practice on estate planning, real estate matters, business transactions, and estate administration…

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JOHN R. MILLER III

SHAREHOLDER

John R. Miller, III is a native of Centre County who grew up as an attorney’s son, so it was only natural that John would…

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TERRY J. WILLIAMS

SHAREHOLDER

Terry J. Williams is a Martindale-Hubble peer review AV/Preeminent rated attorney with forty years of experience, specializing…

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TRACEY G. BENSON

SHAREHOLDER

Tracey G. Benson was born in Hammond, Indiana and graduated from Triadelphia High School in Wheeling, West Virginia…

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BRIAN K. MARSHALL

SHAREHOLDER

With nearly 15 years of legal practice, Brian has extensive experience in divorce, property division, alimony, child custody, child…

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DAVID S. GAINES JR.

SHAREHOLDER

David S. Gaines, Jr. focuses his practice on municipal and governmental matters, workers’ compensation representation, and…

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MICHAEL S. LEVANDOSKI

ASSOCIATE

Michael S. Levandoski practices extensively in all areas of real estate.  As a Licensed Title Agent, Michael…

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