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's #1 Choice for Estate Planning Law
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
Why is American Wills & Estates the Right Choice for Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration Law in Western Pennsylvania?
The simple answer: experienced, trusted and most importantly, affordable, Probate Estate Administration and Estate Planning Legal services. We've been assisting clients throughout Western Pennsylvania with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years. We offer most of our legal services on a flat fee basis and we typically don't expect to be paid... Read More
So You’ve Been Named the Executor…..Now What?
As if losing a love one wasn’t difficult enough, you now find yourself responsible for carrying out the administration of the estate. Sure, being named Executor is an honor and reflects the fact that the decedent had a lot of confidence in you to take on the role, but it’s also a whole lot of work and responsibility as well. Don’t think so? Take a... Read More
Don’t Pay Too Much for an Estate Lawyer
The law firm of American Wills & Estates has been assisting clients throughout Western Pennsylvania through the probate estate administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years. We handle the majority of the estates that we administer every year on a flat fee basis. So what will a flat fee basis mean for you? A lot, but... Read More
Why We Are Pittsburgh’s #1 Choice for Probate Estate Administration & Estate Planning Law
American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated Pittsburgh law firm with a practice limited to Probate Estate Administration an Estate Planning law. Whether you need our legal services to assist you in the administration of a loved one’s estate or to help you create an estate plan that best protects and serves your family’s... Read More
Probate, Wills & Executors: What's it all Mean
Most people have at one time or another heard the terms probate, wills and executor, but what the heck do they really mean. I read an article in Forbes magazine early this year that does a pretty nice job of addressing precisely these questions. Take a look:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2017/04/07/probate-wills-executors-your-estate-... Read More
American Wills & Estates: Western Pennsylvania’s First Choice for Probate Estate Administration Law
If you’ve recently lost a loved one and find yourself in need of an estate attorney to assist you with the estate administration process, make sure you speak with our law firm before you hire anyone else. So what sets us apart? It’s simple really:
- Our firm’s practice is limited exclusively to Estate Planning & Estate Administration Law... Read More
Looking to Hire an Estate Attorney? Don't get Tricked into Paying too Much
If you’ve recently experienced the loss of a loved one and find yourself faced with the task of administering their estate, don’t rush into hiring an estate attorney until you fully understand how they are going to charge and how much the whole process is going to cost.
Typically, estate attorneys charge for their services in one of the following... Read More
Probate: It's not as Scary as People Sometimes Make it Out to Be
When Pennsylvania residents hear the word "probate," they often get very apprehensive. Even if they’ve never been through the process of administering a loved one’s estate, they typically have preconceived notions that it is something that should be avoided at all cost. However, most of the time these feeling prove to be misconceptions that were based... Read More
The Probate Process Can Be Complicated. We Can Help!
PITTSBURGH'S PROBATE LAW FIRM
The Probate Estate Administration process can get complicated pretty quickly. Getting trusted, experienced legal help from the start can make all the difference in the world. If you're the Executor or Administrator of a loved one's estate and are about to enter into the administration... Read More
How Do I Find an Experienced, Affordable Estate Attorney?
If you're the Executor or Administrator of a loved one's estate and are just not sure where to turn for trusted, affordable legal assistance, we can help. American Wills & Estates in a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the probate estate... Read More
Why a Power of Attorney is Such an Important Part of an Estate Plan
When we talk to our clients about putting together a basic and effective estate plan, we always stress the importance of having a current, well drafted and comprehensive Power of Attorney as part of the plan. There are a lot of misconceptions about what a power of attorney is and how and when it can be used. The following article does a nice job of... Read More