Estate Planning Attorney
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.
When it comes to getting your estate planning in order, I have some very simple advice: BE CAREFUL!
Estate Planning doesn't have to be complex, confusing and expensive, but it does have to be done correctly. In this day and age of do-it-yourself and online shopping it's pretty easy to get yourself in trouble pretty quickly when it comes to estate planning. Here's a... Read More
I've been preparing Wills and other estate planning documents for my clients for over 25 years and I've seen some pretty strange stuff over the years, but I came across this article highlighting seven of the strangest Wills of all time and I thought you might get a kick out of it. Take a look:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/7-of-the-most-unusual-wills-of-all-... 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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Unfortunately and all to often, we see heirs begin to fight with each other almost immediately after a loved one's death. A lot of these potential problems can be nipped in the bud with a well thought out and drafted estate plan.
American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm with a practice limited to Estate Planning and Probate... Read More
When we talk to our clients about putting together a basic and effective estate plan, we always stress the importance of having a current, well drafted and comprehensive Power of Attorney as part of the plan. There are a lot of misconceptions about what a power of attorney is and how and when it can be used. The following article does a nice job of laying out some of the... Read More
As the owner of three rescue dogs this is always an issue that is near and dear to my heart. When you sit down to discuss having your estate plan and a Last Will and Testament put into place, make sure you take the opportunity to advise your attorney as to whether or not you have pets or other animals that will need to be cared for and placed into a good home in the event... Read More
So you think estate planning has to be dull and boring? Here's a list of some prominent celebrities who clearly understood the significance of having a well thought out and drafted estate plan in place. All of these individuals left sizable legacies to their families, friends, charities and other heirs in prudent and thoughtful manners that avoided the fighting and... Read More
In our law practice we often meet with senior citizens who have procrastinated and put off for years having an estate plan prepared. Unfortunately, the older the clients are the more emotionally charged this whole estate planning process often becomes. After all, the thought of our own mortality only becomes all the more heightened the older we get.
Another... Read More
I think a lot of folks put off doing their estate planning because, let’s face it, no one really wants to dwell on their own mortality. That being said, the other biggest reason for such procrastination is probably the fear that it is going to be a complicated and expensive matter to pursue.
The reality is that, for the vast majority of us, our estate planning needs... Read More