Western PA's Premier Estate Administration & Estate Planning Law Firm

Pittsburgh Estate Law

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.


  • Estate Planning & Probate Estate Administration During this Difficult Time

    A Message to our Clients During These Uncertain Times

    American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with all aspects of Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.  

    For the health,... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Estate Planning

    PLANNING FOR YOUR LONG-TERM HEALTHCARE IS IMPORTANT

    An incredibly important aspect of overall Estate Planning is making sure that you have appropriately planned for your long-term healthcare needs.  Here is a great article and resource that addresses from every angle what long-term care means and the steps that you need to consider taking to adequately protect you family and your loved ones.

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  • Pittsburgh’s First Choice for Estate Planning Law

    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 Administration and Estate Planning process with competency, compassion and care for over 27 years. What Sets Us Apart?

    PRICE:
    • Last Will and Testaments: $75.00
    • Durable Powers of... Read More
  • Probate Estate Help

    Have Questions About Probate & Estate Administration? We Can Help!

    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 administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 30 years.

    Why Choose Us? It’s Simple Really:
    • We Offer Affordable Flat Fees
    • We Provide Free Legal... Read More
  • What is Probate?

    June 17, 2019

    By Lloyd A. Welling, Esq.

    Probate is the legal process by which a deceased person’s estate is formally administered by the court.  If there is a Will the person appointed is typically called the Executor or Personal Representative and if there is no Will the Administrator.   In either case, the person appointed will be in charge of gathering the... Read More

  • PITTSBURGH PROBATE LAW

    Beneficiary Designation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    As an estate lawyer here in Pittsburgh for the past 26 years I can't tell you how often we've seen faulty beneficiary designations on retirement and investment accounts and life insurance policies reek havoc on the distribution that the deceased owner of the accounts and policies had intended.  When naming beneficiaries on these types of accounts it is absolutely essential... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Probate Help and Executor Assistance

    Common Myths & Misconceptions About Estate Planning & Probate Estate Administration

    People have all kinds of misconceptions when it comes to Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration.  They often hear horror stories about the time, costs and expenses that will be involved in handling these types of legal matters.  Those stories are often high exaggerated or involve celebrities whose estates are far from the norm.  Typically, these kind of legal... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Probate - Get Trusted, Experienced & Affordable Legal Help

    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.

    What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?
    • Our practice is limited exclusively to Probate Estate... Read More
  • Why is American Wills & Estates the Right Choice for Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration Law in Western Pennsylvania?

    ​The simple answer: experienced, trusted and most importantly, affordable, Probate Estate Administration and Estate Planning Legal services.  We've been assisting clients throughout Western Pennsylvania with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.  We offer most of our legal services on a flat fee basis and we typically don't expect to be paid until the work has... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Probate

    Why We Are Pittsburgh’s #1 Choice for Probate Estate Administration & Estate Planning Law

    American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated Pittsburgh law firm with a practice limited to Probate Estate Administration an Estate Planning law.  Whether you need our legal services to assist you in the administration of a loved one’s estate or to help you create an estate plan that best protects and serves your family’s specific, individual needs... Read More

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