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

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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’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
  • Pittsburgh’s First Choice for Probate Estate Administration & 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 – We provide the majority of our legal services on a flat fee... 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

  • Probate Made Easy

    Taking the Fear Out of the Probate Estate Administration Process

    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 26 years.

    So What Sets Us Apart from Our Competition?  It’s Simple Really.

    ● Our law firm’s practice is limited to... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Probate Estate Administration

    Why is American Wills & Estates Pittsburgh’s #1 Choice for Estate Planning & Probate Estate Administration Legal Assistance? It’s Simple Really!

    ● We are a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western  Pennsylvania through the Estate Planning & Probate Estate Administration process with competency compassion and care        for over 26 years. ● Our law firm’s practice is limited to Estate Planning & Probate Estate Administration. ● We provide... Read More
  • Pittsburgh's #1 Choice for Affordable Attorney Prepared Estate Planning & Probate Assistance

    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 aspects of Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.

    Last Will and Testaments - $75.00

    Durable Powers of Attorney - $100.00... 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 ASSISTANCE

    PROBATE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

    If you are about to enter into the often difficult and confusing process of administering a loved one’s estate, stop and do your homework before you jump in.  Just because your loved one left a Will, it does not necessarily mean that you are going to have to open and probate their estate.

    Probate is triggered not by the fact that someone had or did not have a Will at... Read More

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