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.
So You’ve Been Named the Executor…..Now What?
As if losing a love one wasn’t difficult enough, you now find yourself responsible for carrying out the administration of the estate. Sure, being named Executor is an honor and reflects the fact that the decedent had a lot of confidence in you to take on the role, but it’s also a whole lot of work and responsibility as well. Don’t think so? Take a look at just some of... Read More
Pittsburgh's #1 Estate Law Firm
American Wills & Estates is 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 for over 25 years.
If you’ve lost a loved one and need help with probate estate administration process, make sure you speak with us... Read More
Another Lesson in Bad Celebrity Estate Planning
It never fails to amaze me how a person can have fame, celebrity and a boatload of money and, yet, fail to have even a remotely adequate estate plan. Here's an article I came across that does a nice job of explaining why Whitney Houston's failure to have a well thought out and drafted estate plan left such a mess for her family and loved ones to deal with. Take a look.... Read More
PITTSBURGH'S PREMIER PROBATE ESTATE ADMINISTRATION LAW FIRM
We are a locally owned and founded law firm that has been assisting and guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.
We offer free legal consultations and provide most of our Estate... Read More
Pittsburgh Probate Lawyers
Don't try to muddle through the probate estate administration process on your own. Things can get complicated fast and mistakes can be costly.
American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm with a practice limited to Estate Planning, Probate Estate Administration and Real Estate law. We have seven offices conveniently located... Read More
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
Have You Been Named as the Executor of a Loved One's Estate and Are Not Sure How to Proceed?
Being named as the Executor/Executrix of a loved one's estate is an honor, but it can also be a daunting responsibility. Here's an article that I recently came across that does a nice job of setting forth some of the many responsibilities of the personal representative of an estate.
The... Read More
What Are The Responsibilities of An Executor?
So you’ve been appointed to handle the administration of a loved one’s estate. What now? This is a very serious role that you’re about to enter into. Rule number one, don’t take your responsibilities lightly. As the personal representative of the estate, you will have a fiduciary obligation to the heirs, beneficiaries and potential creditors of the estate. If you make... Read More
12 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Relevant and Connected
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
PROBATE: DON'T GO IT ALONE
Have you recently found yourself tasked with having to handle the probate estate administration of a loved one's estate? Not sure how to proceed or where to turn for trusted legal advice? The law firm of American Wills & Estates has been assisting clients throughout Western Pennsylvania through the often emotional and stressful probate process for over 25 years. We... Read More