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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.


  • Pittsburgh Probate Law Firm

    What is Probate and How Does it Work?

    So what the heck does probate even mean?  Not surprisingly, most people have no idea what the probate estate administration process entails until they find themselves unwittingly dragged into.  Unfortunately, this process typically coincides with the death of a loved one.  So not only are you dealing with a sad and emotionally charged situation to start... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Probate Law

    How Much Do Estate Lawyers Charge for Probate?

    If you're the Executor of a loved one's estate and are about to hire an estate lawyer to take you through the probate estate administration process, you need to educate yourself a bit on what you might expect to pay for these kind of legal services.  Here's a nice article that does a good job of breaking down the three most common ways that estate... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Estate Planning

    Why Do I Need a Will?

    I constantly hear people say, "I don't need a Will, my estate is too small to matter."  Well, this is just a silly statement.  No matter the size of your estate, you should have a Will.  Here's an article I recently read that does a nice job of setting forth the top 10 reasons why having a Will is so necessary and important.  Take a look, I think you'll... Read More

  • Lloyd Welling Pittsburgh Estate Attorney

    PITTSBURGH'S PREMIER PROBATE ESTATE ADMINISTRATION LAW FIRM

    AMERICAN WILLS & ESTATES – 5-STAR RATED BY CLIENTS

    We are a locally owned and founded law firm that has been assisting and guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.

    We offer free legal consultations and provide... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Estate Attorney

    PITTSBURGH WILL LAWYERS & EXECUTOR HELP

    PITTSBURGH WILLS & ESTATE LAW FIRM – 5-STAR RATED BY CLIENTS

    American Wills & Estates is a locally owned and founded law firm that has been assisting and guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the Estate Planning and Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.  ... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Will Lawyers

    PROBATE & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION HELP

    PITTSBURGH’S PROBATE LAW FIRM – 5-STAR RATED BY CLIENTS

    American Wills & Estates is a locally owned and founded law firm that has been assisting and guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.  We are your source for trusted... Read More

  • Estate Planning Attorneys in Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh Estate Planning Lawyers

    Unfortunately and all to often, we see heirs begin to fight with each other almost immediately after a loved one's death.  A lot of these potential problems can be nipped in the bud with a well thought out and drafted estate plan.

    American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm with a practice limited to Estate... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Probate Lawyers

    Don't try to muddle through the probate estate administration process on your own.  Things can get complicated fast and mistakes can be costly.

    American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm with a practice limited to Estate Planning, Probate Estate Administration and Real Estate law. We have seven offices... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Estate Planning

    Don't Make These Estate Planning Mistakes

    It's always a good idea to keep you estate plan up to date and current.  Never take for granted that the estate plan you put in place many years ago will still carry out your present intentions. Here's an article that I came across in Forbes magazine that does a nice job of breaking down some of the estate planning mistakes that can result in a lot of... Read More

  • Executor Help & Assistance

    At American Wills and Estates we've been guiding Executors through the Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for the past 25 years. We have several convenient office locations in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania and we also provide home, hospital, evening and weekend hours upon request. Unlike the... Read More

  • Executor Legal Help and Assistance

    Have You Been Named as the Executor of a Loved One's Estate and Are Not Sure How to Proceed?

    Being named as the Executor/Executrix of a loved one's estate is an honor, but it can also be a daunting responsibility.  Here's an article that I recently came across that does a nice job of setting forth some of the many responsibilities of the personal representative of an estate.

    https://www.elderlawanswers.com/what-is-required-of-an-executor-... Read More

  • When Estate Planning Goes Wrong

    Why is putting a proper estate plan in place so very important?  Well, here's an article I recently came across that does a nice job of explaining the many bad things that can happen when estate planning mistakes are made.  You've worked way too hard to leave your estate plan up to chance.  Stop procrastinating and protect your family and loved ones and... Read More

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