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.
October 25, 2018 by Lloyd A. Welling, Esq.
Most folks know little or nothing when it comes to the actual probate process and the administrative steps that follow. Sure, most of us know that it has something to do with what happens after the death of a loved one, but beyond that our typical understanding of the actual process is often shrouded in popular myths and... Read More
If you are about to enter into the often difficult and confusing process of administering a loved one’s estate, stop and do your homework before you jump in. Just because your loved one left a Will, it does not necessarily mean that you are going to have to open and probate their estate.
Probate is triggered not by the fact that someone had or did not have a Will at... Read More
If you’ve recently lost a love one and are being told by their bank or other financial institutions that you’ll need to get a short certificate before they can talk to you about the accounts, what does this mean? Well, the simple answer is that it means someone has to be appointed by the court as the administrator or executor of the estate. What it really means is that... Read More
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
Sure, it’s an honor and a privilege to be named as an Executor of a loved one’s Last Will and Testament, but it can also be a big responsibility and a whole lot of work. Being an Executor, a Personal Representative or the Administrator of an estate requires organization, attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively with a group of heirs or beneficiaries... Read More
American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated Pittsburgh law firm with a practice limited to Probate Estate Administration, Estate Planning and Real Estate law.
We have been assisting clients throughout Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania through the often difficult and emotional probate estate administration process with competency,... Read More
THE PROBATE PROCESS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE SCARY.
The probate process sounds intimidating, doesn’t it? It sounds like you’re about to enter a world of paperwork and governmental red tape all while still being in the process of mourning the passing of a loved one. Well, even though it’s a process that may not occur at the best of times, it certainly doesn’t have... Read More