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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

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    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

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