Abbreviation and Citation Forms
Abbreviation/Citation   Full Title

PEF Code

  Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code, 20 Pa. C.S.A. §101 et. seq.


  Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Practice, Volumes 1-6


  Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Commonplace Book (2nd ed.), Volumes 1-6A

Orphans' Court

  Orphans’ Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia

Pa.O.C. Rule

  Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orphans’ Court Rule

Phila.O.C. Rule

  Philadelphia Orphans’ Court Division Rule


  Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure


  Philadelphia Estate Practitioner Handbook, Philadelphia Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section, in hard copy or online at