Estate Planning For Peace Of Mind And Assistance With Estate Administration
There are so many uncertainties in life. You know things will change, and you cannot prepare for all of life’s challenges. However, you can safeguard your family’s financial future through even the most adverse situations by establishing a sound estate plan.
At Anderson, Leech & Long, our Pittsburgh estate planning attorneys can help you build a comprehensive plan. They can assist you in creating a plan that avoids probate while setting aside assets for your loved ones, favored charities and other beneficiaries.
Our lawyers also assist individuals who have been appointed to administer the estates of loved ones who have passed away.
Getting Divorced? It’s Important To Update Your Estate Plan.
Our attorneys regularly assist our divorce clients with estate planning. You may need to recalibrate your goals and wishes after such a big life change, and you probably don’t want your ex-spouse to inherit your assets or retain decision-making authority. Our team can create a will and estate plan if you don’t have one or update your documents to change your heirs, beneficiary designations and powers of attorney.
Custom, Comprehensive Estate Planning Services
Our lawyers have the experience to handle all facets of estate planning, including:
- An estate analysis
- Pennsylvania inheritance tax planning
- Business succession planning
- Post-death plans
- A will to specify who should inherit what
- Trusts to avoid probate or put stipulations on inheritance
- A durable power of attorney to manage your financial affairs if you cannot do so
- A health care power of attorney to make medical decisions on your behalf
- A living will (advance directive) regarding your wishes for end-of-life care
No one wants to think about what will happen if they are not able to make their own decisions. Our attorneys can prepare you and your family for those adverse situations. No two estate plans are the same. Our lawyers will personally work with you to gain an understanding of your needs and goals so that they can craft an estate plan uniquely suited to you.
Probate And Estate Administration Guidance
If you are dealing with the aftermath of a death in the family or if you are a fiduciary charged with handling a person’s final affairs, then our lawyers can provide you with effective legal solutions. The estate administration process is complex, but with experienced legal guidance, you can navigate the legal hurdles while protecting your rights.
The key duties of a personal representative (executor) include:
- Marshaling the estate assets and key documents
- Paying estate taxes
- Paying creditors
- Collecting debts on behalf of the estate
- Liquidating assets if necessary
- Distributing assets in accordance with a last will and testament
- Final reporting and accounting
Our attorneys are prepared to represent anyone with interest in an estate in Pennsylvania, including heirs, beneficiaries, executors and personal representatives. If estate disputes arise, they can help you seek a favorable and cost-effective outcome.
Get The Legal Help You Need
We all have assets. Have you ever thought about what would happen to your property if you cannot make decisions for yourself? Do you have a plan in place that ensures that your property will go to the people you want to receive it?