My husband and I have named our daughter as beneficiary to all our financial accounts. After our death will she be able to get the money without probate? We live in Pennsylvania. Thanks.

  • Did you use a lawyer to write your will?
    – Pete B.
    Sep 8, 2021 at 18:50
  • Are you trying to avoid probate costs, hassle, or both? An estate planning attorney may be more expensive than probate unless you have a large or complex estate.
    – D Stanley
    Sep 8, 2021 at 20:23
  • is the child a minor? That could add a complication. Sep 9, 2021 at 12:06

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For me, that was enough. My dad died about 5 years ago, and I was the beneficiary of his IRA. The custodian transferred the money to me, no probate involved, and it was all very easy.

Your mileage may vary...

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