Wills, Estates, Trusts

This firm represents clients in a broad range of matters involving wills, estates and trusts.

A typical individual or family has a need for estate planning.  This firm can assist in developing an estate plan which often includes wills/trusts, powers of attorney, and living will documents.  We have addressed complex issues including succession planning relating to closely held businesses, charitable giving to include the establishment of foundations and scholarships, and issues unique to non-traditional families.   

He frequently represents executors/administrators and trustees in estate administration matters.  While the estate administration process can be complex, this firm uses a methodical approach to ensure that the estate is in compliance with all applicable rules/laws, and that all beneficiaries are treated appropriately under the law.  If you have been names as an executor or trustee it is advisable that you retain counsel. Please contact us to discuss that representation.

Our firm also represents individuals and families in Orphans’ Court litigation matters.   

Specifically we have handled cases involving:

  • Will contests;
  • Executor/trustee breach of fiduciary duty; and,
  • Guardianship matters.
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Congratulations to Jesse Pettit, Esquire, now the Honorable Jesse D. Pettit, for his election to the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County!

As a result of this wonderful development, Jesse is no longer engaged in the private practice of law. Jennifer continues to practice law, however, the law firm formerly known as "Pettit & Mihok, PLLC" is now "The Mihok Law Firm, P.C."