Orphan's Court


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Orphan's Court

The designation of tribunals in a number of New England states that have probate or surrogate jurisdiction.

Such a court ordinarily has the power to handle such matters as the establishment of wills, the administration and distribution of decedents' estates, the supervision of the guardianship of Infants, and the control of their property.

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In "My Father's Jokes," John Barth, the acclaimed novelist, remembers his father, the popular candy-store proprietor, orphan's court chief judge, and after-dinner speaker.
At 18, the Orphan's Court in Philadelphia will release to him the money he received from the settlements.
Furthermore she praised the adjudications of Judge Joseph O'Keefe of the Orphan's Court of Philadelphia.
District Judge Donald Ziegler and the Orphan's Court in Philadelphia, will conclude litigation filed in early 2000 by Tenet HealthSystem Philadelphia, a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC), and joined by Pennsylvania Attorney General Mike Fisher together with two Philadelphia non-profit charitable organizations created after AHERF filed for bankruptcy protection and Tenet purchased its Philadelphia-area hospitals.
The Erie County Orphan's Court approved the Saint Vincent affiliation on May 31.
The Orphan's Court of Allegheny County approved Highmark and UPE's[the 501(c)(3) organization that will be the new parent company of Highmark] affiliation with Jefferson Regional and West Penn Allegheny Health System by Order dated February 12, 2013.
14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orphan's Court of Allegheny County approved Highmark's affiliation with Jefferson Regional Medical Center and West Penn Allegheny Health System by Order dated February 12, 2013.
The management of Jefferson Regional Medical Center and Highmark will continue discussions with the goal of finalizing the relationship, which must be approved by the Pennsylvania Attorney General and Allegheny County Orphan's Court.
Residents may also apply to register to vote at offices of the state departments of Public Welfare and Health; the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's photo and driver license centers; Armed Forces recruitment centers; clerk of orphan's courts or marriage license centers; area agencies on aging; student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education; offices of special education in high schools; and Americans with Disabilities Act-mandated complimentary paratransit providers.
People may also apply to register to vote at the state departments of Public Welfare and Health, or PennDOT's photo and driver license centers, Armed Forces recruitment centers, clerk of orphan's courts or marriage license centers, area agencies on aging, student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education, offices of special education in high schools across the commonwealth, and Americans with Disabilities Act-mandated complimentary paratransit providers.
To register, people may apply in person at a county voter registration office, the state Departments of Public Welfare or Health, PennDOT's photo and driver's license centers; Armed Forces recruitment centers; county clerk of orphan's courts or marriage license centers; area agencies on aging; county mental health and mental retardation offices; student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education; offices of special education in high schools across the commonwealth; and Americans with Disabilities Act- mandated complimentary paratransit providers.