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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.


  • Pittsburgh Affordable Estate Planning - Wills, Powers of Attorney & Trusts

    Attorney Prepared Estate Planning at the Right Price

    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 Estate Planning process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.  We have a number of convenient office locations and also offer home, hospital, evening and weekend appoints upon request. ... Read More

  • Estate Planning for Young Families

    Millennials Need to be Educated on the Importance of Estate Planning

    I came across this great article on why as attorneys we need to spend more time educating millennials on the importance of estate planning. So often in our practice we encounter young people who are just starting families of their own who come into our offices with respect to helping their own parents get their estate planning affairs in order.

    Most of the time when... Read More

  • Overwhelmed Executor-Estate Planning

    Why Choosing the Right Executor is so Important

    Here's an interesting article that I came across that does a nice job of explaining why choosing the right Executor to handle the administration of your estate is so important. Picking the right person can go along way towards avoid a lot of headaches and problems for your heirs after your death.  Remember, not having any estate plan at all is still the biggest estate... Read More

  • Estate Planning: Don't Wait Until You're Old

    Yes Millennials, even you folks need to start thinking about estate planning. Here's a great article from the Denver Post about why it's so important to start early when it comes to implementing a well drafted estate plan. This is an especially important consideration for all those families out there with very young children and no succession plan whatsoever in place. Take... Read More

  • Estate Planning: 6 Easy Rules to Follow

    Estate planning is typically not an activity that people look forward to. After all, none of us really want to think about our own mortality. Nonetheless, it’s an extremely important step that we all need to take in order to protect our surviving family members and loved ones. If you follow and apply these six basic steps, the task of putting an effective estate plan in... Read More

  • Estate Planning Mistakes

    Estate Planning Mistakes - What Not to Do

    Estate Planning is so important and it doesn't have to be overly complicated, but sometimes mistakes can still be made that will come back and haunt your family long after you're gone. Here's an interesting article that I cam across that highlights six estate planning mistakes that my colleagues have come across in their own practices.

    Take a look and, hopefully, you... Read More

  • Estate Planning Mistakes

    Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes: The James Dean Estate

    To be sure, estate planning can be a rather dry and uninviting subject. However, when related to a late celebrity and the mistakes they may have made, it often becomes much more interesting. Here's a piece on the James Dean estate battles that arose after his death.

    Don't be a rebel without a cause, take steps today to protect your family and your hard earned legacy... Read More

  • Estate Planning Tips

    Here's a simple little video that does a nice job of simplifying the importance of estate planning and a few of the

    different considerations that come into play when formulating a plan. Take a look.

    http://www.investopedia.com/video/play/estate-planning-tips-financial-advisors/?lgl=bt1tn-no-textnote

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