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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.


  • 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

  • Pittsburgh Estate Planning

    No More Excuses About Not Having an Estate Plan

    American Wills & Estates is a locally owned and founded law firm that has been assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with competency, compassion and care for the past 25 years.  Our law firm's practice is limited specifically to two areas of law:  Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration.

    For a limited... Read More

  • What Are The Responsibilities of An Executor?

    So you’ve been appointed to handle the administration of a loved one’s estate.  What now?  This is a very serious role that you’re about to enter into.  Rule number one, don’t take your responsibilities lightly.  As the personal representative of the estate, you will have a fiduciary obligation to the heirs, beneficiaries and potential creditors of the... Read More

  • Best Estate Lawyers in Pittsburgh

    American Wills & Estates is a locally owned and founded law firm that has been assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with the often trying and frustrating Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years. So, what really sets our law firm apart?

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

  • Best Estate Lawyers in Pittsburgh

    American Wills & Estates is a locally owned and founded law firm that has been assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with the often trying and frustrating Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years. So, what really sets our law firm apart?

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

  • How to Avoid Probate Estate and Trust Litigation

    So what kind of situations can lead to litigation in probate court? Well, the simple answer is many different things. However, I recently came across an article by an estate attorney in California that does a nice job of identifying 10 of the primary reasons folks end up in estate litigation.

    If you are the Executor of a loved one's estate or the... Read More

  • Recently Experienced a Death in the Family? Here are Ten Things You Need to Know

    A Deceased Person’s Power of Attorney is No Longer Valid

    People often confuse the fact that, if they were the deceased person’s agent under a Durable Power of Attorney while he or she was still alive, they can then use that same authority to go forward with the administration of the individual’s estate. But beware, that document becomes null and void... Read More

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