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Your estate and how you want it distributed is not something to start thinking about once you are nearing the end of your life. The time to begin planning your estate is now. Estate planning is crucial for people of all ages and can be a lasting gift for the loved ones you cherish. At MHK Attorneys, we offer experienced legal representation. We focus on the unique needs of our clients in northeast Pennsylvania. Our lawyers can assist you in estate planning areas such as wills, trusts and estates, PA inheritance taxes, and probate and estate administration.

We can help, whether you have a relatively straightforward estate and need a will made, or you have complex asset protection needs that call for a variety of trusts. Our team will work with financial experts and other professionals to maximize the value of an estate and limit the amount lost to estate taxes.


An of-age child may have to step in to make sure a parent is taken care of. If that parent has not established a power of attorney, we can assist you in pursuing a guardianship. A guardianship would allow you or a trusted person to make financial decisions on behalf of your parent.

Estate Planning Today. Peace Of Mind Tomorrow.

It is understandable that people do not like to think about end-of-life issues. But planning now can allow you to approach the rest of your life with peace of mind. Contact us today to arrange a consultation with our Pennsylvania estate planning lawyers.


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Meet Our Estate Planning Attorneys

Joseph P. Hanyon


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Connie J. Merwine, family law attorney and divorce lawyer in Eastern PA

Connie J. Merwine


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Emeline Kitchen Diener, MHK Attorneys Real Estate Lawyer and Estate Planning Legal Services

Emeline L. Kitchen Diener


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is the process of legally organizing and planning for the distribution of one’s assets and property after death. It can also involve planning for incapacity and medical decisions.

Why is estate planning important?

Estate planning allows individuals to control the distribution of their assets, minimize taxes, avoid probate, provide for loved ones, and make critical healthcare decisions in advance.

What documents are commonly included in an estate plan?

Common estate planning documents include a will, living trust, advanced healthcare directive (living will), durable power of attorney, and beneficiary designations for accounts and insurance policies.

What is a will?

A will is a legal document that outlines how a person’s assets and property should be distributed after their death. It also appoints an executor to manage the estate.

What is a living trust?

A living trust is a legal arrangement that allows individuals to transfer assets into a trust during their lifetime, with provisions for how those assets should be managed and distributed.

What is probate?

Probate is the legal process through which a deceased person’s assets are distributed, debts are settled, and legal matters are resolved according to their will or state law.

What is an advanced healthcare directive (living will)?

An advanced healthcare directive, often called a living will, specifies a person’s healthcare preferences in the event they become incapacitated and cannot make medical decisions themselves.

What is a durable power of attorney?

A durable power of attorney designates someone (an agent or attorney) to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so.

What is estate tax?

Estate tax is a tax imposed on the transfer of a person’s assets and property upon their death.

How often should I update my estate plan?

It’s advisable to review and update your estate plan whenever you experience significant life events, such as marriage, divorce, birth of children or grandchildren, or changes in financial circumstances. Regular reviews ensure that your plan remains current and aligned with your wishes.

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