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Estate Planning Pittsburgh

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 Estate Planning

    Estate Planning – The Basics Every Family Should Have In Place

    Most folks hear the words estate planning and think it means simply having a Will or a Trust, but that’s really just a starting point.  Just as important as having one or both of those documents in place is to also make sure that your estate plan has provisions in place that will give your loved ones the ability to manage and control your assets and day-to-day affairs in... Read More

  • 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

  • AFFORDABLE ESTATE PLANNING PITTSBURGH PA

    ESTATE PLANNING MADE SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE

    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 law firm’s practice is focused exclusively on Estate Planning and Estate Administration law and our... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Will Lawyers

    Seven Strange Last Will and Testaments

    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

  • ESTATE ATTORNEY PITTSBURGH

    Don't Leave a Messy Estate!

    People make many different mistakes when it comes to estate planning, but one of the one's that we see all too often in our practice is the messy estate.  What do we mean by a messy estate?   Well, pretty much exactly what it sounds like.  Namely, an estate where the deceased person made no effort while they were living to organize or streamline in any way their assets and... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Estate Planning Law

    What Do You Do When Your Aging Parent Refuses Care?

    One of the difficult things that we deal with in our practice on a regular basis is the elderly parent who simply refuses all efforts by their adult children to provide for any type of care or assistance.  Sometimes this may be the result of nothing more than stubbornness and misplaced pride, but sometimes it may be a sign that a more serious cognitive impairment or decline... Read More

  • Estate Planning and Probate Help in Pittsburgh

    How to Make a Love One's Final Days as Comfortable as Possible

    Not many people realize this, but Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has the second most elderly population base of anywhere in the country second only to Dade County, Florida.  Because we have so many senior citizens living here, it's extremely important to share information with them and their families that can help make their golden years happier, safer and, all around,... Read More

  • Estate Planning for Seniors in Pittsburgh

    Important Steps to Take When Moving a Disabled Parent into Your Home

    Not many people realize this, but Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has the second most elderly population base of anywhere in the country second only to Dade County, Florida.  Because we have so many senior citizens living here, it's extremely important to share information with them and their families that can help make their golden years happier, safer and, all around,... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Estate Planning

    Why a Power of Attorney is Such an Important Part of an Estate Plan

    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

  • PITTSBURGH ESTATE PLANNING

    So You Don't Think You Need Estate Planning? Think Again!

    Boy oh boy, every time I hear someone say "I don't need any estate planning, that's just for rich people", it makes me roll my eyes up in my head.  Here's an article from Forbes Magazine that should be a real eye opener for all of you procrastinators out there.  Estate planning is not just for old, rich people.  In fact, one of the most important roles it can play is to... Read More

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