Pittsburgh Will Attorneys
40+ Years of Helping Clients Plan for Their Futures in Armstrong, Allegheny, Beaver, Washington, Butler, Westmoreland Counties
If you are looking for a Pittsburgh will attorney, then Herb & Winters Law is the law firm that you have been looking for. Our attorneys can help you draft a will that fits your goals and needs.
Our Pittsburgh will attorneys can also serve as your one stop shop for all your estate needs as we provide a wide range of services in this area of the law including estate planning (wills, powers of attorneys, trusts, Medicaid planning, etc.), probate (legal process after person dies with will), intestate estate (legal process after person dies without a will), litigation associated with trusts and wills, guardianships, and many more services. Call Herb & Winters Law today to schedule a consultation with a Pittsburgh will attorney.
Creating Will in Pittsburgh:
At Herb & Winters Law, our Pittsburgh will attorneys can help you draft a will that fits your goals and can serve as your one stop shop for all your estate planning needs.
- Step #1 - Call to Schedule Consultation: The first step call into Herb & Winters Law to schedule a consultation with one of our Pittsburgh will attorneys. We can conduct the consultation in-person, over the phone, or by video call. Generally, the consultation lasts around one hour.
- Step #2 - Attend Consultation: The second step is for you to attend the consultation. During the consultation process, one of our Pittsburgh will attorneys will ask you a series of questions to get a better idea of what your goals are so that we can draft a will that best accomplishes those goals. If we believe there are additional estate planning documents that you will need besides a will, we will make that recommendation at the consultation. We lay out the options for and you decide what estate planning documents that you want to pay for.
- Step #3 - Hire Our Law Firm: The third step is that you hire one of our Pittsburgh will attorneys to draft the will or any other estate planning documents that you may want and agree to the cost for those services.
- Step #4 - Drafting Process: The fourth step is that the drafting process will begin for whatever wills or estate planning documents that you have agreed to pay for.
- Step #5 – Review & Signature Process: The fifth step is that once the drafting is complete we have you review the will or estate planning documents to ensure that it is what you wanted and, if that is the case, then we normally bring you into the office where you will sign the relevant documents and we have witnesses in the office who will also sign. However, we could send the will to you in the mail; however, you would be responsible for getting the will notarized and witnessed.
Call our Pittsburgh Will Attorneys today who can take care of drafting your will for you along with all of your estate planning needs.
What is a Will in Pittsburgh?
A will is a document that sets forth your wishes regarding the distribution of your property and usually specifies who will care for any minor children.
What are some benefits of a Will in Pittsburgh?
- Control Over Transfer of Assets: By drafting up a will and/or trust, you can take control over exactly who gets what after you die. If you die without a will or trust, then your assets and property will be distributed in accordance with Pennsylvania’s intestacy statute. You have zero control whatsoever as to who gets what because the statute will control who gets what.
- Appoint Someone to Manage the Estate: Once you die, your will has to go through a process called probate. You can appoint someone who you trust and you believe is responsible to be the executor of the will who will ensure that the estate is properly administered and that the estate is handled in accordance with your wishes. At Herb & Winters law, our Pittsburgh will attorneys can also provide services relating to the probate process (estate administration) as well.
- Appoint Someone Who will Take Care of Your Minor Children: Some people think that getting a will for those near or in retirement. While such persons need wills, even young adults with minor children need wills. Who would you prefer to get custody over your children if someone happened to you and your spouse (if you are married)? Without a will, you have no say in the matter. If you have a will, you can specify who exactly it is that you would want to have custody of your children were you to predecease them.
- Create Testamentary Trust for Minor Children: Minor children cannot own property in Pennsylvania (i.e. those under the age of 18 years old). One way to get around that rule is to create a trust so that the trust legally would own the property, it would be managed by a trustee, and the beneficiaries would be the children. Otherwise, without such a trust, a guardianship likely would have to be obtained to manage the children’s financial affairs which would likely be a substantially more costly process than the cost of putting a testamentary trust into a will.
- Tax Benefits: In certain situations, you can ensure that your assets and property will be distributed to persons who are subject to a lower inheritance tax bracket.
- Hopefully Reduce Chances Family Infighting: If you set out a plan exactly how you want your assets and property distributed, then hopefully this reduces the chances of family infighting over property and assets after you die.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with a Pittsburgh estate planning attorney, then please call Herb & Winters Law today.
Do you do home visits for wills in the Pittsburgh Area?
Yes, our Pittsburgh will attorneys are willing to travel to you if you are within the geographic region that our law firm serves. There is an additional fee should our attorneys have to travel, which could vary based upon the distance. We do serve counties that surround Allegheny County. We will consider traveling to counties that require more travel
Call our Pittsburgh Will Attorneys Near You
In short, Pittsburgh will attorneys at Herb & Winters Law can assist you a variety of services. Be proactive and schedule a consultation today with the Pittsburgh estate planning attorney at Herb & Winters Law today, so that you can start getting answers to your legal questions.