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.
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
People are constantly asking me, "Lloyd, do I really need a Will. Isn't that something only people with a lot of money need?" And my answer is always a big, resounding NO. Not only should everyone have at least a simple Will as part of their estate plan, they should most definitely also have a well drafted Power of Attorney and Living Will as part of their overall plan as... Read More
If, like so many, you are prone to disorder in the keeping of important documents, assuming that you keep them at all, you may be well past due for a makeover of your estate plan and your end-of-life instructions. It is not just a matter of maintaining tidiness for its own sake: a lot of money and time could... Read More
One of our law firm's favorite charities is the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Take a look at Michael Strahan interacting with
some of the kids behind the scenes. He's a class act and one of the truly good guys out there.
https://www.stjude.org/get-involved/other-ways/st-jude-thanks-and-giving/watch-our-celebrity-and-patient-videos.html?sc_cid=... Read More
I’M TOO BUSY AND I’M NOT PLANNING ON DYING TOMORROW
This is my personal favorite and the one I hear most often. To be fair, it’s somewhat understandable because I know we all live very hectic and busy lives. Let’s face it, sitting down to discuss your own... Read More
Here's a great little article highlighting 3 important estate planning considerations for our ever aging population. Take a read.
Three crucial areas to discuss with your clients
Jul 5, 2016John M. Goralka | Trusts & Estates
In the United States, we’re all living longer—at least, I plan to do so if at all possible. Today, men live an average of 76... Read More
If you assume that you don’t have any assets, you could be making the mistake of skipping out on an estate plan entirely. An estate plan is one of the most important collections of documents that you will have and there are many reasons why.
Every person has an estate with very few exceptions. Even a young child who has a custodial account in his or her name could... Read More
There’s a tendency to think that Estate Planning in Pennsylvania is only for those at or near retirement age. This is based on the premise that estate planning is only for outlining what happens to your belongings after you pass away, but it’s just as important that you plan for your life as it is your death.
A sudden disability, illness, or accident can raise a lot... Read More