How long does the typical probate take in Pennsylvania?

The estate administration process in Pennsylvania typically takes between one and two years. Many factors will affect the exact amount of time it takes to complete the process. Settling an uncontested estate, where there is no need for litigation, will generally take less time than estates that have fighting beneficiaries. In the most complicated cases, the probate process can take several years. Of course, the vast majority of complex estate administration cases are a consequence of lousy estate planning or no estate planning at all.