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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 Estate Administration Services

    Helpful Guidelines for Executors and Trustees

    Being named by a loved one as an Executor or Trustee of their estate is a great honor, but it can also be a daunting responsibility.  Here's a great article that I came across that was put out by the American Bar Association that does a really nice job of explaining not only the different terminology that you're likely to encounter when serving as an Executor or Trustee,... Read More

  • Estate Planning and Probate Help in Pittsburgh

    How to Make a Love One's Final Days as Comfortable as Possible

    Not many people realize this, but Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has the second most elderly population base of anywhere in the country second only to Dade County, Florida.  Because we have so many senior citizens living here, it's extremely important to share information with them and their families that can help make their golden years happier, safer and, all around,... Read More

  • Estate Planning for Seniors in Pittsburgh

    Important Steps to Take When Moving a Disabled Parent into Your Home

    Not many people realize this, but Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has the second most elderly population base of anywhere in the country second only to Dade County, Florida.  Because we have so many senior citizens living here, it's extremely important to share information with them and their families that can help make their golden years happier, safer and, all around,... Read More

  • Helping Seniors Stay in their Homes

    Important Information for Our Aging Population

    Not many people realize this, but Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has the second most elderly population base of anywhere in the country second only to Dade County, Florida.  Because we have so many senior citizens living here, it's extremely important to share information with them and their families that can help make their golden years happier, safer and, all around,... Read More

  • Executor Help & Assistance

    Don’t Make These Common Probate Estate Administration Mistakes



    Failing to Investigate Whether or Not Formal Probate is Necessary.

    One of the mistakes we often see people make is rushing to open an estate before they’ve even properly investigated whether or not there may be other options available.  Namely, not all estates will require formal probate proceedings.  Many estates can be resolved by small estate petitions, by... Read More

  • Why You Need to Have an Estate Plan

    Here's a great article that I came across from a colleague, Julie Garber, that does a really nice job of highlighting 5 of the top reasons why everyone needs to have an estate plan.  Her top five reasons are: Avoiding Probate, Reducing Estate Taxes, Protecting Beneficiaries, Avoiding a Mess and Protecting Assets from Creditors.  Obviously, these are all very important... Read More

  • Executor Help Pittsburgh

    Being an Executor Isn’t Easy!

    Being named the Executor of a loved one’s estate is certainly an honor, but it’s also a job and a lot of hard work and responsibility. If you find yourself about to enter into this role and are not sure where to turn for experienced, trusted and, most importantly, affordable legal advice, give us a call today at (412) 381-7370 to schedule your free legal consultation or... Read More

  • Stop Procrastinating About Estate Planning

    I know, I know, who really wants to talk about Wills.  Trust me, I get it.  Nobody wants to face that fact that we don't get to live forever.  Well until they figure that one out, and lord only knows with all the medical advances we see every day they just might, having a well drafted estate plan is essential.

    Estate Planning doesn't have to be scary or expensive. ... Read More

  • Executor Help

    Affordable Executor Help & Assistance

    If you've recently lost a loved one and find yourself about to begin the probate estate administration process and are not sure where to turn for trusted, experienced and affordable legal assistance, we can help.  The law firm of American Wills & Estates has been assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the probate process with... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Probate - Get Trusted, Experienced & Affordable Legal 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.

    What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?
    • Our practice is limited exclusively to Probate Estate... Read More
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