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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 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

When Estate Planning Goes Wrong

Why is putting a proper estate plan in place so very important?  Well, here's an article I recently came across that does a nice job of explaining the many bad things that can happen when estate planning mistakes are made.  You've worked way too hard to leave your estate plan up to chance.  Stop procrastinating and protect your family and loved ones and your hard earned... Read More

Pittsburgh Estate Planning

No More Excuses About Not Having an Estate Plan

American Wills & Estates is a locally owned and founded law firm that has been assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with competency, compassion and care for the past 25 years.  Our law firm's practice is limited specifically to two areas of law:  Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration.

For a limited time we are very... 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

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

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

15 Very Strange Ways to Die

One thing in life is certain and that's death. Here's a little video of 15 folks who perished in some very strange ways to say the least.


​Hopefully none of these very odd deaths awaits any of us, but it's a good reminder of why having a well drafted estate plan in place is so important.

If you've been... Read More

Estate Planning Doesn't Have to be Complicated

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

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

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