In re Estate of Jabbour was a suit between a deceased man’s wife and daughter. The Superior Court held that the orphans’ court did not abuse its discretion when it allowed the man’s wife to revoke her spousal election. The record supported the court’s finding that the wife did not have full knowledge of the … Read more
In the case of In re Estate of Charles L. Small, the PA Supreme Court determined that Mother failed to demonstrate Decedent was a dependent child – and concomitantly, that Father had a duty of care – as required to secure forfeiture of Father’s share in Decedent’s estate.
Upon reaching the age of majority, the appellant and a guardian filed a joint petition to discharge the guardian’s stewardship of the appellant’s estate, which included nearly $1 million from a lawsuit. On May 8, 2014, the Orphans’ Court granted the petition. In December of 2018, the appellant filed the instant action, seeking an accounting … Read more