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Websites that allow users to find attorneys who specialize in family inheritance include Lawyers.com and Nolo. Lawyers.com allows users to search by state, while Nolo offers the option to search by type of practice. More »

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According to the Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas, the spouse is usually the first beneficiary, but the descendants of the deceased qualify if the spouse is deceased. To avoid legal confusion, it is important to name ... More »

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Pennsylvania imposes an inheritance tax on residents of the state and nonresident decedents who have real or personal property located in the state, according to Nolo. As of 2016, the tax rate is a percentage of the valu... More »

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Pennsylvania imposes an inheritance tax on residents of the state and nonresident decedents who have real or personal property located in the state, according to Nolo. As of 2016, the tax rate is a percentage of the valu... More »

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If there is no will in place to determine who inherits a decedent's assets, the order of inheritance is determined by state law, which varies, according to Nolo. Generally, spouses, domestic partners and blood relatives ... More »

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People can set up a family trust by reviewing the types of trusts, choosing a trustee and beneficiaries and meeting with a qualified attorney and tax adviser to complete the legal document, state CNN.com and MetLife.com.... More »

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Benefits of family trusts include avoiding the probate process, protection from legal challenges and avoiding a conservatorship, says Nolo. The different types of trusts a person can set up include revocable trusts, irre... More »

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