Estate Administration & Probate Attorneys

When you need assistance with estate administration and probate matters, the experienced probate attorneys at Zullinger-Davis-Trinh, P.C. are here to help. With office locations in Chambersburg & Shippensburg, PA, we offer accessible services to people across South Central Pennsylvania.

We also offer Wills & Powers of Attorney services. Click here to learn more.

Estate Administration

The goals of estate planning and administration are to honor the decedent’s wishes and to reach family agreement and unity. At Zullinger-Davis-Trinh, P.C., we describe our role in estate administration as counseling families through the process, and assisting with the legal requirements created after one dies.

We work with estate executors and administrators, guiding and offering advice as they fulfill their duties. We seek a good working relationship with all clients that are emotionally supportive and sensitive to their needs.

In cases where litigation is necessary, we will vigorously protect the interests of our clients and their loved ones. At the same time, we strive to resolve these matters quickly, affordably, and peacefully.


Probate is the court supervised process of proving the validity of a Will and distributing property under the terms of the Will or in accordance with a state’s intestacy law in the absence of a Will. During the probate process, an executor or personal representative who will administer the estate and distribute assets to the intended beneficiaries will be appointed.

Probating a Will is a detail-oriented and time-consuming process. As such, it is easy to make mistakes if you are not an attorney. Tasks such as paying inheritance taxes and filing inheritance tax returns are not something the average person feels comfortable doing on their own. And any savings associated with the do-it-yourself approach must be weighed against the costs of fixing mistakes.

Fill out our Estate Administration Intake Form and bring it to your scheduled consultation.


What is an estate?

An estate includes all property you own at the time of your death. It may include personal property, bank accounts, vehicles, valuable jewelry, etc.

Who is responsible for handling an estate?

Typically, the executor named in the deceased person’s Will takes on the responsibility of handling probate. If no one was named executor, the responsibility usually goes to the closest relative.

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