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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.


  • PROBATE: WHAT’S IT MEAN AND HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

    Posted on January 6, 2019 by Lloyd A. Welling, Esq.

    The terms “Probate” and “Probate Estate Administration” are often used synonymously. The formal process by which an Executor or Administrator is appointed by the Register of Wills or other named local county office to oversee the administration of an estate for a person who has died (a Decedent), is called Probate... Read More

  • Probate Estate Administration Help at the Right Price!

    Executor and Administrator Estate Assistance

    Probate Services from Start to Finish

    Estate and Inheritance Tax Return Preparation

    Obtaining Short Certificates

    Family Settlement Agreements and Asset Distribution

    Resolution of Creditor Claims

    Why Choose Us?

    ● Our practice is focused exclusively on Probate Estate Administration &... Read More

  • PITTSBURGH ESTATE LAWYERS

    Pittsburgh’s 5 Star Client Rated Choice for Estate Planning & Probate Estate Administration Law

    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 law with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.

    What Sets Us Apart From All The Other Law Firms? ● EXCLUSIVITY OF PRACTICE

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  • Pittsburgh Probate Law Firm

    What is Probate and How Does it Work?

    So what the heck does probate even mean?  Not surprisingly, most people have no idea what the probate estate administration process entails until they find themselves unwittingly dragged into.  Unfortunately, this process typically coincides with the death of a loved one.  So not only are you dealing with a sad and emotionally charged situation to start with, but you now... Read More

  • Executor Legal Help and Assistance

    Have You Been Named as the Executor of a Loved One's Estate and Are Not Sure How to Proceed?

    Being named as the Executor/Executrix of a loved one's estate is an honor, but it can also be a daunting responsibility.  Here's an article that I recently came across that does a nice job of setting forth some of the many responsibilities of the personal representative of an estate.

    https://www.elderlawanswers.com/what-is-required-of-an-executor-6434

    The... Read More

  • 5 Common Misconceptions About Power of Attorneys

    Clients are always asking me, 'do I really need a Durable Power of Attorney?' The short answer is yes, it's an extremely important element of a well drafted estate plan.

    Here's an article that I recently read that does a nice job of explaining some of the common misconceptions people have when it comes to power of attorneys. Take a look.

    http://www.... Read More

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