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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.

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What is Probate and How Does it Work?

So what the heck does probate even mean?  Not surprisingly, most people have no idea what the probate estate administration process entails until they find themselves unwittingly dragged into.  Unfortunately, this process typically coincides with the death of a loved one.  So not only are you dealing with a sad and emotionally charged situation to start with, but you now... Read More

Lloyd Welling Pittsburgh Estate Attorney



We are a locally owned and founded law firm that has been assisting and guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.

We offer free legal consultations and provide most of our Estate... Read More

Pittsburgh Estate Planning

Don't Make These Estate Planning Mistakes

It's always a good idea to keep you estate plan up to date and current.  Never take for granted that the estate plan you put in place many years ago will still carry out your present intentions. Here's an article that I came across in Forbes magazine that does a nice job of breaking down some of the estate planning mistakes that can result in a lot of potential problems for... Read More

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Have You Been Named as the Executor of a Loved One's Estate and Are Not Sure How to Proceed?

Being named as the Executor/Executrix of a loved one's estate is an honor, but it can also be a daunting responsibility.  Here's an article that I recently came across that does a nice job of setting forth some of the many responsibilities of the personal representative of an estate.


The... Read More

What Are The Responsibilities of An Executor?

So you’ve been appointed to handle the administration of a loved one’s estate.  What now?  This is a very serious role that you’re about to enter into.  Rule number one, don’t take your responsibilities lightly.  As the personal representative of the estate, you will have a fiduciary obligation to the heirs, beneficiaries and potential creditors of the estate.  If you make... Read More

The Greatest May Not Have Had the Greatest Estate Plan

He was "The Greatest" and I certainly hope that he get's to rest in peace, but it sure looks like he might be in for one more fight from beyond the grave as his heirs prepare to do battle over his estate. It's a shame, but it looks like the champ may become another celebrity example of poor estate planning. Let's hope not, but it certainly should serve as a wake up call for... Read More

Pittsburgh's Premier Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration Law Firm

Before you hire another Estate Attorney, make sure you check out our law firm.

At American Wills & Estates we've been representing and assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years. So what really sets us apart from the rest?

  • Our practice is focused exclusively on Estate Planning... Read More
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