Dawn Getty Sutphin has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1989 and New Jersey Bar since 1990. She has practiced in a large Philadelphia firm as well as for a smaller New Jersey Law office. She completed her LLM in Taxation, a post graduate law degree, at Villanova Law School and concentrates her practice on federal estate taxes, state inheritance tax, drafting wills and trusts, estate planning for individuals and for small business owners, taxation of estates and of trusts, post death estate planning, and estate administration and probate.
Her offices are located in Voorhees, NJ and Ridley Park, PA (near Media, Pennsylvania Delaware County Courthouse) for purposes of probating a will or seeking information or filing at the Delaware County Register of Wills office in the Delaware County Pennsylvania Court House.
Personal philosophy : Everyone needs an effective and personal estate plan including at a minimum a Will, as well as a Durable Power of Attorney, and an Advance Medical Directive or Living Will. These documents permit you to set forth your personal directions and plans for the future. Everyone should have a good lawyer who they can trust and who will charge them a fair and reasonable fee for these legal services.
It is important for everyone to have all his or her emergency information in one place and that it be available in the event of an emergency. I recommend individuals fill out this Emergency Information Sheet and ask a trusted relative or friend to keep it. Then, in the event of an emergency, someone will know where to find or how to get the important documents and information. This list is not exhaustive, one may want to include additional information.