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

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.


  • Getting Started in the Role of Executor

    So You've Been Named as the Executor, Now What?

    Serving as an Executor (sometimes called a Personal Representative or Administrator) of an Estate doesn’t have to be a nightmare, but it’s important to be organized from the start. As the Executor you are going to be the person who is legally responsible for protecting the assets of the decedent until the probate estate... Read More

  • Probate Estate Administration & Executor Assistance at the Right Price

    If you’ve recently lost a loved one and find yourself in need of an estate attorney to guide you through the often complicated estate administration process, who can you turn to for trusted, experienced and affordable legal assistance?  American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been assisting clients throughout Western... Read More

  • Best Estate Lawyers in Pittsburgh

    American Wills & Estates is a locally owned and founded law firm that has been assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with the often trying and frustrating Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years. So, what really sets our law firm apart?

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

  • Best Estate Lawyers in Pittsburgh

    American Wills & Estates is a locally owned and founded law firm that has been assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with the often trying and frustrating Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years. So, what really sets our law firm apart?

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

  • Important Steps to Take When a Parent or Loved One Starts to Show Signs of Alzheimer's or Dementia

    5.5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer's disease and 1 in 3 of us our likely to be impacted by it during our lifetimes. As the baby boomer generation continues to age, the importance of planning in advance to protect ourselves as best as possible against the potential impact of this awful disease becomes all the more important.

    If you have a... Read More

  • Avoiding Probate

    How a Transfer on Death (TOD) Designation Can Help Avoid Probate

    I'm always talking to my clients about simple steps they can take that go along ways toward avoiding probate costs and expenses for their children. Here's a great article on how a Transfer on Death (TOD) designation can go along way toward helping you avoid probate. Take a look.

    https://goo.gl/rE6JWV

    If you'd like to find out more about steps that you can take... Read More

  • Pittsburgh's Premier Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration Law Firm

    Before you hire another Estate Attorney, make sure you check out our law firm.

    At American Wills & Estates we've been representing and assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years. So what really sets us apart from the rest?

    • Our practice is focused exclusively on Estate Planning... Read More
  • Pittsburgh Probate

    What To Expect From a Probate Estate Administration Law Firm

    The Probate process is initiated by obtaining either Letters Testamentary (if there is a Will) or Letters of Administration (if the Decedent died without having made a Will).

    This is the beginning of a process that often includes interconnected layers of complexity that require legal professionals who specialize in Probate Estate Administration—like the attorneys at... Read More

  • PROBATE: DON'T GO IT ALONE

    Have you recently found yourself tasked with having to handle the probate estate administration of a loved one's estate? Not sure how to proceed or where to turn for trusted legal advice? The law firm of American Wills & Estates has been assisting clients throughout Western Pennsylvania through the often emotional and stressful probate process for over 25 years. We... Read More

  • Estate Planning

    Is it Time for Your Estate Planning Checkup?

    So you've already done your estate planning and you're now good to go, right? Wrong. Even if you already have Wills, Power of Attorneys, Living Wills or even a Trust in place, don't just put everything aside and forget about it.

    Like everything in life, changes happen. Because of that, we tell all of our clients that it's a very good idea to take a look at their... Read More

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