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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.

  • Pittsburgh's #1 Choice for Estate Planning

    When it comes to getting your estate planning in order, I have some very simple advice: BE CAREFUL!

    Estate Planning doesn't have to be complex, confusing and expensive, but it does have to be done correctly.  In this day and age of do-it-yourself and online shopping it's pretty easy to get yourself in trouble pretty quickly when it comes to estate planning.  Here's a... Read More



    If you are still procrastinating about getting your estate plan in place or making necessary updates to one that you had done years ago, stop.  Estate Planning doesn’t need to be a scary or expensive undertaking.

    American Wills & Estates is a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western... Read More

  • How much do estate attorneys charge


    If you find yourself in need of hiring an estate attorney to assist you in the administration of a loved one’s estate, make sure you don’t end up paying way more than you need to.

    Estate attorneys typically bill one of three ways: on a percentage basis; on an hourly basis; or on a flat fee basis.  So which billing method is the right choice for you?  Well let’s take... Read More


    Don't Leave a Messy Estate!

    People make many different mistakes when it comes to estate planning, but one of the one's that we see all too often in our practice is the messy estate.  What do we mean by a messy estate?   Well, pretty much exactly what it sounds like.  Namely, an estate where the deceased person made no effort while they were living to organize or streamline in any way their assets and... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Estate Planning

    American Wills & Estates is Pittsburgh’s #1 Choice for Estate Planning Law

    We are a locally founded, owned and operated law firm that has been assisting clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania with all of their Estate Planning and Probate Estate Administration needs with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.

    Need a Will?  We prepare comprehensive Wills for just $75.00.

    Need a Power of Attorney?  We... Read More

  • Estate Planning and Probate Help in Pittsburgh

    How to Make a Love One's Final Days as Comfortable as Possible

    Not many people realize this, but Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has the second most elderly population base of anywhere in the country second only to Dade County, Florida.  Because we have so many senior citizens living here, it's extremely important to share information with them and their families that can help make their golden years happier, safer and, all around,... Read More


    So You Don't Think You Need Estate Planning? Think Again!

    Boy oh boy, every time I hear someone say "I don't need any estate planning, that's just for rich people", it makes me roll my eyes up in my head.  Here's an article from Forbes Magazine that should be a real eye opener for all of you procrastinators out there.  Estate planning is not just for old, rich people.  In fact, one of the most important roles it can play is to... Read More

  • 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

  • Lloyd Welling Pittsburgh Estate Attorney



    We are a locally owned and founded law firm that has been assisting and guiding clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania through the Probate Estate Administration process with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years.

    We offer free legal consultations and provide most of our Estate... Read More

  • Pittsburgh Estate Planning

    Don't Make These Estate Planning Mistakes

    It's always a good idea to keep you estate plan up to date and current.  Never take for granted that the estate plan you put in place many years ago will still carry out your present intentions. Here's an article that I came across in Forbes magazine that does a nice job of breaking down some of the estate planning mistakes that can result in a lot of potential problems for... Read More

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