Rooted In Tradition,
Innovative In Thinking

Comprehensive Counsel
For Estate Planning, Administration and Conflicts

Careful, deliberate estate planning and administration can play an essential role in protecting the financial security and well-being of Pennsylvania families. Whether you are building or modifying your own estate plan or the beneficiary of a loved one’s estate, Chariton & Malak provides comprehensive representation that can protect heritable assets from unnecessary penalties or disputes and that can ensure their efficient distribution.

With extensive backgrounds in tax, business, real estate and energy law, our attorneys emphasize the creation and management of estate plans which include diverse, high-value assets. We have the skills necessary to confidently navigate the complex legal processes which can impact the efficient transfer of your wealth.

Experienced Estate Planning

When you consider your family’s future, you want to ensure that they are provided for after your passing. A thorough estate plan can provide your loved ones with security and stability during their time of grief and can empower their success even when you are no longer physically present to support them.

With over seven decades of combined experience, our attorneys can conduct a thorough assessment of your assets and your goals and help you build a plan that maximizes the value of the wealth you leave to your heirs. We can assist with end-of-life estate planning, including wills and trust agreements, as well as estate plans that may take effect before your passing, such as powers of attorney and entity selections for business or property ownership and transfer.

Dedicated Estate Administration

In addition to our estate planning services, Chariton & Malak helps individuals and families with estate administration. We are committed to ensuring our clients’ last wishes are honored, and we can help guide their wealth and heirs through the probate and distribution processes. Our practice areas include probate form preparation, federal and state inheritance and estate tax returns, and fiduciary income tax returns.

Vigorous Representation In Estate Litigation

When an estate plan or trust is contested, the acrimony and accusations of complex litigation can compound the pain of a loved one’s death and create enduring divisions between family members. If disputes arise over the validity of an estate plan or the integrity of an estate administrator, you need capable, confident attorneys who can provide you with both sympathetic support and fierce representation. At Chariton & Malak, we frequently counsel clients involved in high-level estate litigation, including will and trust contests, fiduciary surcharge actions, and power of attorney disputes.

Contact Us Today For Your Estate Needs

Whether you are crafting your estate plan or engaged in a complicated estate dispute, Chariton & Malak has the experience and insight you need to ensure that your interests are advanced and that your loved ones are provided for.