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Pennsylvania Wills, Trusts, and Estates


Secondary resources, like Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Commonplace Book (also referred to as Hunter's), can be used to find case citations on specific points of law.

For where to find Pennsylvania state and county court opinions, which may include trusts and estates cases, see the Pennsylvania Cases - Appellate Level and Pennsylvania Cases - Trial Level guides.

Pennsylvania also has two resources, listed below, solely devoted to Pennsylvania cases involving trusts and decedents' estates. Neither of these resources are available electronically.

Pennsylvania Fiduciary Reporter Bisel
Library has vol. 1 (1951) - v. 30 (1980); 2nd series, vol. 1 (1981) - vol. 30 (2010); 3rd series, vol. 1 (2011) - present. Also available on Micro.

  • The Fiduciary Reporter includes select decisions from the Orphans' Courts of Pennsylvania involving trusts and decedents' estates. Other materials, like Common Pleas decisions, Appellate decisions, and Attorney General opinions, may also be included. The Fiduciary Reporter is not available electronically.

Fiduciary Review Sponsorship varies
Library has vol. 1 (1935) - present. See also the Index to Fiduciary Review (1933-2010).

  • The Fiduciary Review is a review, digest and commentary on Pennsylvania cases involving trusts and decedents' estates. The Fiduciary Review is not available electronically.