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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 Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration


    American Wills & Estates is the #1 choice in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania when it comes to Probate Estate Administration and Estate Planning Law.

    Why choose us?

    ● Our attorneys have over a 160 years of combined legal experience

    ● We offer most of our Estate Administration and Estate Planning services on a flat fee basis

    ● We... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Probate Law

    What to Look for When Hiring an Estate Attorney

    If you’ve recently lost a loved one and are looking to begin the probate estate administration process, there are three extremely important things you should consider before hiring an estate attorney to guide you through this process.


    How much experience does the attorney have when it comes to handling estates?  An attorney may have been in practice for... 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 and Estate Planning Law

    Probate, Wills & Executors: What's it all Mean

    Most people have at one time or another heard the terms probate, wills and executor, but what the heck do they really mean.  I read an article in Forbes magazine early this year that does a pretty nice job of addressing precisely these questions.  Take a look:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2017/04/07/probate-wills-executors-your-estate-planning-questions-... Read More

  • Looking to Hire an Estate Attorney? Don't get Tricked into Paying too Much

    If you’ve recently experienced the loss of a loved one and find yourself faced with the task of administering their estate, don’t rush into hiring an estate attorney until you fully understand how they are going to charge and how much the whole process is going to cost.

    Typically, estate attorneys charge for their services in one of the following three manners:  on a... Read More

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    Probate: It's not as Scary as People Sometimes Make it Out to Be

    When Pennsylvania residents hear the word "probate," they often get very apprehensive.  Even if they’ve never been through the process of administering a loved one’s estate, they typically have preconceived notions that it is something that should be avoided at all cost.  However, most of the time these feeling prove to be misconceptions that were based on exaggerations or... Read More

  • Executor Help and Assistance in Pittsburgh PA

    5 Mistakes Heirs of an Estate Often Make

    So, you're the Executor, heir or a beneficiary of a recently deceased loved one's estate?  If so, here's an article that I came across that does a nice job of laying out some of the common mistakes that can be made by folks about to come into an inheritance.  Take a look.

    https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2014/07/15/5-inheritance-mistakes-for-... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Estate Planning

    Make Sure You Keep Your Estate Planning Current

    We hear it everyday in our practice, "I did my estate planning years ago, I'm good to go."  The truth is, you may not be as "good to go" as you may think.

    We typically counsel our clients to review their Wills, Powers of Attorneys, Trusts and other estate planning documents every few years to make sure that they are up-to-date with not only the client's current... Read More

  • Estate Planning Pittsburgh

    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 Probate Law Firm

    Need Probate Help?

    Looking For An Estate Attorney? Find Out Why Our Law Firm is The Right Choice

    American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the often frustrating and difficult Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years... Read More

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