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We strive to make the process of estate planning and estate administration as simple and straightforward as possible. At American Wills and Estates we speak to our clients in plain English, and we are sensitive to the fact that many of our clients are still grieving the loss of a loved one. Our number one goal is to put our clients at ease and to reassure them with competency and compassion in their times of need.


  • How Much Should Probate Estate Administration Cost?

    If you’ve recently lost a loved one and find yourself in need of hiring an estate attorney to guide you through the estate administration process, make sure you do your homework before you make a decision.

    When it comes to legal fees for probate estate administration services you are typically going to find that most attorneys charge one of three... Read More

  • Getting Started in the Role of Executor

    So You've Been Named as the Executor, Now What?

    Serving as an Executor (sometimes called a Personal Representative or Administrator) of an Estate doesn’t have to be a nightmare, but it’s important to be organized from the start. As the Executor you are going to be the person who is legally responsible for protecting the assets of the decedent until the... Read More

  • Pittsburgh's #1 Choice for Affordable Attorney Prepared Estate Planning & Probate Assistance

    American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with all aspects of Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.

    Last Will and Testaments - $75.00

    Durable Powers... Read More

  • AFFORDABLE PROBATE ESTATE ADMINISTRATION HELP

    Affordable Probate Help & Executor Assistance

    Pittsburgh's Trusted, Experienced and Affordable Source for Probate Estate Administration Law

    We have been guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.

    Affordable Flat Fees

    Multiple Convenient Locations

    Home,... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Affordable Estate Planning - Wills, Powers of Attorney & Trusts

    Attorney Prepared Estate Planning at the Right Price

    American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the Estate Planning process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.  We have a number of convenient office locations and also offer home, hospital, evening and weekend... Read More

  • PROBATE ESTATE ADMINISTRATION ON A FLAT FEE BASIS

    If you've recently lost a loved one and find yourself in need of an experienced, trusted and affordable Probate Estate Administration law firm to guide you through the probate process, we can help.

    American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western... Read More

  • Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax: The Basics

    While there is no estate tax in Pennsylvania, there is an inheritance tax that is imposed a decedent’s estate where there are assets located with the jurisdiction of the state.  The rate of the inheritance tax varies depending on the relationship between the heirs of the estate and the person who died.

    Although no inheritance tax is imposed on... Read More

  • Probate Estate Administration on a Flat Fee Basis

    If you’ve recently lost a loved one and suddenly find yourself in need of an estate attorney to guide you through the probate process, make sure that you know what you’re getting into before you sign the fee agreement.

    Probably the most common way estate attorneys charge is by basing their fees on a percentage of the total value of the estate that... Read More

  • PITTSBURGH PROBATE HELP

    Commonly Held Probate Myths

    October 25, 2018 by Lloyd A. Welling, Esq.

    Most folks know little or nothing when it comes to the actual probate process and the administrative steps that follow.  Sure, most of us know that it has something to do with what happens after the death of a loved one, but beyond that our typical understanding of the actual process is often shrouded in... Read More

  • PITTSBURGH ESTATE PLANNING

    The Do's and Don'ts of Estate Planning

    Estate Planning can sometimes seem like a complicated and confusing process, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. However, there certainly are a few very important things that you need to keep in mind.

    The Do's of Estate Planning
    • Make sure your estate plan is flexible.  Estate laws are constantly changing and you need a plan that can easily... Read More
  • Pittsburgh Probate Estate Administration Help

    Pittsburgh’s #1 Source for Trusted and Experienced Estate Administration Help

    American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.  Why choose us?  It’s simple really:

    ●  Our law firm’s practice is focused... Read More

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