Trafford, Pennsylvania Estate Planning Lawyers
Ms. Cohen is also a Senior Hearing Committee Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Laura is also certified as a mediator and Collaborative Law...
Murrysville, PA 15668
Hamline University School of Law
American Wills & Estates is a locally owned and operated Pittsburgh law firm with a practice limited to Probate Estate Administration, Estate Planning and Real Estate law.
Whether you need our legal services to assist you in the probate estate administration of a loved one’s estate or to help you create and craft an estate plan that best protects and serves your family’s specific, individual...
pittsburgh, PA 15232
He has been in practice for 37 years.
Areas of Practice
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
Washington and Jefferson College
Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Professional Associations and Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
Trafford Estate Planning Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Jewish Family and Children's Center of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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