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Pittsburgh Probate

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.


  • 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’s #1 Choice for Probate Estate Administration 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 Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.

    We offer comprehensive free legal consultations and provide the majority of our estate administration... 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 HELP

    AFFORDABLE FLAT FEE ESTATE PROBATE SERVICES

    American Wills & Estate 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.

    WHY CHOOSE US?

    Our law firm’s practice is limited to Estate Planning & Probate Estate Administration... Read More

  • Pittsburgh #1 Choice for Probate

    Pittsburgh Probate Estate & Trust Administration Law

    If you’re about to become the Executor or Administrator of a loved one’s estate, don’t panic. At American Wills and Estates our trusted and experienced estate attorneys have been guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the Probate Estate and Trust Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.

    We... Read More

  • Estate Planning and Probate Help in Pittsburgh

    Making a Love One's Final Days Happy and Peaceful

    As important as estate planning can be when it comes to protecting our hard earned legacies and ensuring that our estate assets will ultimately pass on to our intended loved ones, equally important is making sure that our final days will be as comfortable and peaceful as possible.  I think we all sometimes fail to consider the vital role that hospice and end of life care... 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 Top Rate Estate Law Firm

    Pittsburgh's Top Rated Probate Estate Administration Law Firm

    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 the Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.

    What Sets Us Apart?
    • OUR PRACTICE IS LIMITED EXCLUSIVELY TO PROBATE ESTATE... Read More
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