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Legal Guidance for All Your Estate Needs from Seasoned Attorneys

Few of us want to contemplate our own or our loved one’s passing and what it means for those we leave behind. Yet estate planning is a valuable collection of legal measures we can take to give clarity and certainty to family members and beneficiaries about how we want to pass on the assets and belongings that are part of our heritage. Furthermore, any of us may be called on to handle the probate process of a loved one who has died or we may have disagreements with how that process is being conducted. In all these matters, it is best to seek the legal counsel of an attorney experienced in estates and Pennsylvania probate for needed guidance.

Blaine Jones Law, LLC provides the legal services you need in any probate or estate matter you face in the greater Pittsburgh area. Our legal team of diligent and dedicated attorneys can help you craft an estate plan that accounts for the unique circumstances of your assets, family, beneficiaries, charities, and more. Using various legal documents, we can ensure that your plan delineates how and when you wish your estate to be passed on. We can also act as your legal guide in the administration of a probated property or represent you in any contested will or estate issue that is part of the probate process. As trial-tested civil litigators, we have the experience you need for a strong stance in civil courts.

For capable legal assistance with a probate or estate issue, call Blaine Jones Law, LLC at (412) 475-0062. You can also arrange your free consultation online.

Estate Planning & Probate Administration in Pennsylvania

Estate Planning

Estate planning can ensure that your assets are passed on according to your wishes in a manner you desire. This type of planning involves various legal instruments designed for different purposes that can manage your assets while you are still living as well as after you are gone.

Estate planning documents and methods can include:

  • A last will and testament that outlines your assets, your heirs and beneficiaries, how and when you wish them to receive specific assets, and can name a guardian for minor children and for the management of inheritances they receive from you.
  • Trusts, such as revocable living trusts into which you place your assets so that you can manage them while alive and have them passed to your heirs and beneficiaries through your named executors in the event of your passing.
  • Powers of attorney that designate trusted individuals to make decisions and handle various actions on your behalf, such as financial matters or other specific life matters when you are unable to.
  • Advance health care directives, also called “living wills,” that provide instructions as to the kind of medical interventions you want or do not want when you are incapacitated and cannot speak for yourself. These legal documents can name a trusted person to make medical decisions for you and act on your behalf with doctors and other medical professionals.
  • Guardianships, in which you name someone to care for the person or the estate of a family member who is mentally or physically disabled or for a minor child.

Probate Administration and Litigation

Probate is the legal process by which a family member’s estate is settled under Pennsylvania law. Your family member may have passed away leaving a will, which must be validated and followed by the court. If you have been named the executor of the will, you will be subject to administering the estate according to statutory rules. Our firm can provide the guidance needed to handle this task from start to finish.

If your family member died without a will (“intestate”), we can advise you on how to proceed in nominating an executor to the courts. If you, other family members or beneficiaries, creditors making claims on the estate, or other interested parties contest the will or the probate proceedings, we can act as your representative in fighting for your legal rights and interests.

Take Advantage of Our Experience & Skills

Our Pittsburgh probate and estate attorneys have collectively handled thousands of civil matters and court proceedings in the local courts. We urge you to take advantage of our knowledge, experience, and honed legal skills in these practice areas.

Talk to one of our Pittsburgh attorneys about your probate or estate matter today. Call (412) 475-0062 to schedule a free consultation.

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