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.
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
Executor and Administrator Estate Assistance
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?
● Our practice is focused exclusively on Probate Estate... Read More
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.
Need a Will? We prepare comprehensive Wills for just $75.00.
Need a Power... Read More
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
Simple Wills: $75.00
Durable Powers of Attorney: $100.00
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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 with all of their... Read More
Being named as the Executor/Executrix of a loved one's estate is a great honor, but it's also a great responsibility. Usually the first question we get from a client who is about to enter into the probate estate administration process is, "what do I actually have to do?" Well, the short answer is, a lot of different things. However, what the Executor'... Read More
When we're young we think we know everything and when we get older we often realize just how little we actually knew. Our grandparents can provide us all with a wealth of knowledge and lifetimes of experience, but I think that we're all guilty to some degree of not taking advantage of the incredible resource they can so readily provide.
I... Read More
One of the difficult things that we deal with in our practice on a regular basis is the elderly parent who simply refuses all efforts by their adult children to provide for any type of care or assistance. Sometimes this may be the result of nothing more than stubbornness and misplaced pride, but sometimes it may be a sign that a more serious cognitive ... Read More