Western PA's Premier Estate Administration & Estate Planning Law Firm

Estate Administration

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.


  • Getting Started in the Role of Executor

    So You've Been Named as the Executor, Now What?

    Serving as an Executor (sometimes called a Personal Representative or Administrator) of an Estate doesn’t have to be a nightmare, but it’s important to be organized from the start. As the Executor you are going to be the person who is legally responsible for protecting the assets of the decedent until the probate estate... Read More

  • Probate: What Do I Do Now?

    Probate Estate Administration is the formal process of collecting and marshaling a deceased person’s assets, satisfying existing debts, paying estate, inheritance and final income taxes, and then distributing what remains to the decedent’s heirs and beneficiaries.  Unless the heirs and family members start fighting, most of the process is done with little actual court... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration

    LOOKING FOR AN ESTATE ATTORNEY?

    American Wills & Estates is the #1 choice in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania when it comes to Probate Estate Administration and Estate Planning Law.

    Why choose us?

    ● Our attorneys have over a 160 years of combined legal experience

    ● We offer most of our Estate Administration and Estate Planning services on a flat fee basis

    ● We... 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

  • Don't Hire An Estate Attorney Until You've Talked To Our Law Firm

    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.  Our attorneys have over 145 years of combined legal experience and we offer the majority of our firm’s Estate... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Probate Law Firm

    Pittsburgh's #1 Estate Law Firm

    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 Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration needs for over 25 years.

    If you’ve lost a loved one and need help with probate estate administration process, make sure you speak with us... 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 majority of estate law... Read More

  • Low Cost Probate Estate Administration Legal Services In Pittsburgh and Throughout Western Pennsylvania

    If you’ve recently lost a loved one and are looking to hire an experienced and trusted Probate Estate Administration law firm at the right price, look no further. At American Wills & Estates we’ve been guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the often difficult probate process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years. So,... Read More

  • PROBATE: DON'T GO IT ALONE

    Have you recently found yourself tasked with having to handle the probate estate administration of a loved one's estate? Not sure how to proceed or where to turn for trusted legal advice? The law firm of American Wills & Estates has been assisting clients throughout Western Pennsylvania through the often emotional and stressful probate process for over 25 years. We... Read More

  • Ensure Your Executor’s Success

    March 24, 2017 by Lloyd A. Welling, Esq.

    Typically and as part of your overall Pennsylvania estate plan, you will create a Last Will and Testament in which you will be naming and designating an Executor/Executrix to managing your affairs and oversee the probate process following your death. Obviously, this is an extremely important role and choosing the right person... Read More

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