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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.

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Taking The Fear Out Of Probate Estate Administration Legal Fees & Costs

Hiring an estate attorney can be intimidating, especially when you’re already dealing with the emotional and difficult circumstance of having just lost a loved one.  It can become all the more intimidating when you have absolutely no idea how much the whole estate administration process is going to cost.  You can take a lot of the fear out of this situation by becoming... Read More


So You’ve Been Named Executor: What Now?

February 16, 2019

By Lloyd A. Welling, Esq.

Being named as the Executor of your loved one’s estate is certainly an honor, but it’s also a whole lot of work.  It’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed by the whole process, but here simple things to keep in mind to keep you on the right track.

Organize and Set Aside Space for all of the Estate Documents

The... Read More


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

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

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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

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.

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