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Estate Law

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.

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

Estate Planning for Seniors

Moving a Loved One into Assisted Living or Personal Care

Moving a parent or other loved one into an assisted living or personal care/nursing home type of facility is never easy. Here's a caretakers guide that does a nice job of laying out, in a step-b-step manner, the many different things that need to be taken into consideration when making such a decision.

https://www.closetbox.com/resources/caretakers-guide-to-moving-... Read More

Estate Planning is Vitally Important to those Suffering the Early Stages of Alzheimer's

The Gene Wilder story really drives home the importance of why having a valid, current and well drafted estate plan in place is just so important.


According to current 2017 figures 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's dementia and 1 in 10 of us will be impacted by this dreaded disease during our lifetimes. While a diagnosis of Alzheimer... Read More

Common Estate Planning Mistakes by NFL Players

Learn From These 6 Estate Planning Mistakes of NFL Players In honor of the Big Game, this article explains six of the estate planning mistakes that NFL players commonly make. While not everyone will earn as much as an NFL star, the average American can still benefit from avoiding these mistakes in their own lives.

1. Living in the present, instead of planning for the... Read More

An Irish Obituary

Who Ever Said Obituaries Have to be Dull

Can't help myself, one of my friends posted this guy's obituary and it's simply a must share. No dull, staid and somber recap here.

This guy must have been a real character and his obit captures him in all his rabble-rousing glory.  Gotta love the Irish, never a dull moment. Enjoy.

http://www.barstoolsports.com/boston/this-is-without-a-doubt-the-best-obituary-... Read More

Charitable Estate Planning, Wills, Estate Planning

It's Always a Good Time of Year to Support the Children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

One of our law firm's favorite charities is the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Take a look at Michael Strahan interacting with

some of the kids behind the scenes. He's a class act and one of the truly good guys out there.

https://www.stjude.org/get-involved/other-ways/st-jude-thanks-and-giving/watch-our-celebrity-and-patient-videos.html?sc_cid=... Read More

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