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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 Source for Estate Planning & Estate Administration Law

    American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm with a practice limited to Estate Planning and Probate Administration Law. We have assisted thousands of clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with competency, compassion and care over the last 27 years.



    Why Choose Us?


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  • Probate Fees: Unravelling the Mystery

    By Lloyd A. Welling, Esq.

    May 31, 2019

    How much do Probate Estate Administration attorneys charge?  The answer can vary wildly depending on where you live and how large or complicated the estate in question may be. Remember also, you can typically hire an attorney to handle the whole estate administration process from start to finish or... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Estate Planning

    Pittsburgh’s #1 Choice for Estate Planning Law

    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 26 year.

    What Sets Us Apart?

    Our entire practice is limited to Estate Planning and Probate Estate... Read More

  • Best Estate Attorneys in Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh’s #1 Choice for Probate Estate Administration Law

    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 26 year.

    What Sets Us Apart?

    Our entire practice is limited to Estate Planning and Probate... Read More

  • Probate Help in Pittsburgh at the Right Price

    LEGAL HELP FOR EXECUTORS AT THE RIGHT PRICE

    So you’ve been named as the Executor under a loved one’s Will, now what?  At first being appointed to serve in this role may seem like an honor, but you’ll find out soon enough that it can also be an awful lot of work.

    What do I do first?  What are my responsibilities? How do I take control of and secure my loved one’s assets?  What obligation do... Read More

  • ESTATE PLANNING: THE MUST HAVES

    April 19, 2019

    By Lloyd A. Welling, Esq.

    Most folks simply associate Estate Planning with having either a Will or a Trust.  However, in reality, there is usually a bit more to than that.  If you want to protect your hard earned legacy, protect your family and ensure that your final wishes are carried out, you’ll probably want to make sure... Read More

  • Probate: What Do I Do Now?

    Probate Estate Administration is the formal process of collecting and marshaling a deceased person’s assets, satisfying existing debts, paying estate, inheritance and final income taxes, and then distributing what remains to the decedent’s heirs and beneficiaries.  Unless the heirs and family members start fighting, most of the process is done with... Read More

  • PROBATE ESTATE HELP IN PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA

    Five Common Probate Mistakes

    If you’ve recently been named as the Executor or Administrator of a loved one’s estate and are about to enter into the probate estate administration process, make sure that you take make one or more of these common mistakes.

    Waiting Too Long

    Obviously, you don’t need to start the probate process within days of losing a loved one, but waiting too... Read More

  • Best Priced Probate Attorneys in Pittsburgh

    Taking The Fear Out Of Probate Estate Administration Legal Fees & Costs

    Hiring an estate attorney can be intimidating, especially when you’re already dealing with the emotional and difficult circumstance of having just lost a loved one.  It can become all the more intimidating when you have absolutely no idea how much the whole estate administration process is going to cost.  You can take a lot of the fear out of this... Read More

  • EXECUTOR HELP AND ESTATE ATTORNEYS PITTSBURGH

    So You’ve Been Named Executor: What Now?

    February 16, 2019

    By Lloyd A. Welling, Esq.

    Being named as the Executor of your loved one’s estate is certainly an honor, but it’s also a whole lot of work.  It’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed by the whole process, but here simple things to keep in mind to keep you on the right track.

    Organize and Set Aside Space for all of the Estate... Read More
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