3964 Lexington St.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109
Tel: 717-651-9100
Fax: 717-651-9200

Probate and Estate

Dividing up a loved one's estate is an enormous responsibility. If you are a trustee or estate representative, it is important for you to be prepared and seek legal counsel. A skilled estate and probate attorney can advise you on your duties and help you make informed decisions about the estate.


At the law firm of Curcillo & Maclay, we provide clients with guidance and representation in probate and estate administration. From our Harrisburg office, we help clients throughout Central PA understand their rights and responsibilities under an estate plan. 


When a loved one passes away without a will or leaves you in charge of his or her estate, it can be difficult to know what to do. We can help you. At our firm, we guide clients through the probate and estate administration process from start to finish. We will stand by your side to assist you in carrying out your loved one's wishes.


We can help you probate or administer an estate and resolve estate issues, including:

  • Will contests and undue influence claims
  • Breach of fiduciary duty issues
  • Inheritance and estate tax matters
  • Property distribution, ownership, and beneficiary claims
  • Wills and trusts
  • Estate planning issues
  • Adoptions and name changes

Adoptions and names changes are handled in the probate court. At our firm, we also can help you in adoption matters as well as name change petitions.

Wills and Trusts Attorney in Harrisburg and Dauphin County

Don't leave your estate plan in the hands of a do-it-yourself form or an online service. When creating an estate plan, it is important to have the guidance from an experienced estate planning attorney who can develop a plan to meet your individual needs and goals.


At the law firm of Curcillo & Maclay, we provide dedicated and knowledgeable estate planning services to clients in Harrisburg and throughout Central PA. We will work one-on-one with you to create a custom-tailored estate plan that reflects your wishes.


An estate plan can consist of a simple will or a complex trust. At our firm, we will help you understand the tools available to you and help you select and create the estate planning documents that will meet your needs. 


We are experienced at helping clients create all types of estate planning documents and tools, including:

  • Wills
  • Living wills
  • Advanced health care directives 
  • Powers of attorney
  • Trusts

Helping Clients Create Trusts

Our attorneys also help clients create trusts. There are two basic types of trusts: inter vivos and testamentary trusts. An inter vivos trust is created while you are alive and can be used to help shield your estate from potential tax consequences as well as help you minimize your own tax and health care burden in your senior years.


A testamentary trust is a trust that is created when you die and can be useful in supporting your loved ones into the future. We help clients create all types of inter vivos and testamentary trusts, including:

  • Family trusts 
  • Special needs trusts
  • Spendthrift trusts
  • Living trusts