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The Orphans' Court has jurisdiction over estates, which often involve giving control over another person's property.  The Orphans' Court may receive filings in a decedents' estate, an incapacitated persons estate or a minor's estate.  A decedent's estate may have distribution or inheritance issues to settle.  Many of those cases are brought before the Judge for Audit by filing an accounting with the court to ensure all financial duties were properly met.  A guardianship case puts a third party in charge of a living person and/or their property.  Any time a minor is due money, whether through inheritance or settlement, their estate can be processed through the Orphans' Court. 

For additional forms see www.pacourts.us


The Adams County Law Library has resources available if you have questions on these procedures.