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.
The terms “Probate” and “Probate Estate Administration” are often used synonymously. The formal process by which an Executor or Administrator is appointed by the Register of Wills or other named local county office to oversee the administration of an estate for a person who has died (a Decedent), is called Probate.
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If you’ve been procrastinating about getting your estate planning documents in order, stop! American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been guiding clients throughout Western Pennsylvania through the estate planning process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.So What Sets Us Apart?... Read More
If you’ve recently lost a loved one and find yourself in need of an estate attorney to guide you through the often complicated estate administration process, who can you turn to for trusted, experienced and affordable legal assistance? American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been assisting clients... Read More
As a senior citizen you should be enjoying your retirement years and not fretting endlessly over end of life care and other estate planning issues. However, with over 120 million American seniors not having updated estate plans or, for that matter, any kind of estate plan at all, according to the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils,... Read More
If you find yourself in need of hiring an estate attorney to assist you in the administration of a loved one’s estate, make sure you don’t end up paying way more than you need to.
Estate attorneys typically bill one of three ways: on a percentage basis; on an hourly basis; or on a flat fee basis. So which billing method is the right choice for... Read More
Serving as an Executor is certainly an honor, but it’s also a lot of work. You can easily overwhelmed by many responsibilities and forget that there are anxious beneficiaries waiting in the background. While your priorities should remain focused on gathering the estate assets, paying the bills and filing the appropriate tax return, don’t forget to keep... Read More
People make many different mistakes when it comes to estate planning, but one of the one's that we see all too often in our practice is the messy estate. What do we mean by a messy estate? Well, pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Namely, an estate where the deceased person made no effort while they were living to organize or streamline in any... Read More
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Probate Services from Start to Finish
Estate and Inheritance Tax Return Preparation
Obtaining Short Certificates
Family Settlement Agreements and Asset Distribution
Resolution of Creditor ClaimsWhy Choose Us?
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American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm with a practice limited to Probate Estate Administration, Estate Planning and Real Estate law. We're the #1 rated Probate Estate... Read More
If you’re about to become the Executor or Administrator of a loved one’s estate, don’t panic. At American Wills and Estates our trusted and experienced estate attorneys have been guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the Probate Estate and Trust Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25... Read More
We are a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with all of their Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration needs with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.
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American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years. So what sets us apart from the rest?
● Our entire practice is focused on Estate... Read More