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If you've recently lost a loved one and find yourself confused and unsure with how to proceed with the administration of the individual's estate, American Wills & Estates can help. We are a local Pittsburgh law firm who have been guiding clients throughout Western Pennsylvania through the probate estate administration process for over 25 years. Why choose us? It's simple really:
We live in an ever increasingly digital world. Because of this, we have found that it has become all the more important that we take into consideration our clients so called digital "footprint" when formulating an appropriate estate plan.
Most of us don't even realize how much digital information and property we have stored online. It's vital that our loved ones and heirs are able to access this type of information after we are gone.
I'm always amazed when I hear people say that they either prepared their own Last Will and Testament had it done by their CPA, their financial adviser, a notary public or some kind of online service. Most folks way to hard trust the preparation of such an important and vital document to a non-lawyer layperson.
The late actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, trusted the preparation of his Will to his CPA and it cost his family over 12 million dollars in unnecessary probate costs and estate taxes.
A helpful reminder to us all. God willing, one day we are all going to be old, so make sure you always treat your elders with the same respect you'd wish to be treated with.
Moving a parent or other loved one into an assisted living or personal care/nursing home type of facility is never easy. Here's a caretakers guide that does a nice job of laying out, in a step-b-step manner, the many different things that need to be taken into consideration when making such a decision.