Pennsylvania Estate Planning Attorneys
Our estate lawyers craft each client’s estate plan to meet his or her particular needs and desires. To learn about those needs and desires, we listen carefully to our clients and respond to them quickly. We pride ourselves on open and transparent rates as demonstrated by our pricing chart below. If would like to know about our services, don’t hesitate to call.
The Security & Safety Of An Estate Lawyer
The most common estate document is a will. A will lawyer will tell you that it is the keystone of estate planning. If you pass without a legally valid will, numerous problems can arise. Among these, two core issues will likely have the most significant impact upon you and your family. First, the government can intrude on your family to decide how your savings and belongings are distributed. In some cases, the government may even force your assets to be surrendered to the state. Second, it is unfortunately common for family members to fight for years over your assets, even for small and unremarkable items, destroying family ties and wasting your money in the process. Learn more about wills.
Another common estate document is a power of attorney. This is used to give someone else control if you become incapacitated. Without a power of attorney, you could lose control of your assets including your property and your business because no one had the authority to make important legal decisions during this period. An estate lawyer can help you make sure that the person you want to make decisions for you when you no longer are able to has the legal power and authority to do so. Without a legally binding power of attorney in place, the courts may intrude on your personal decisions and appoint an individual of their choosing to act as your guardian. Learn more about a power of attorney.
It is also good practice to make a living will. Without it, your loved ones must make the agonizing decisions about what you would have wanted if you become injured or gravely ill and can no longer make the decisions yourself. If you would prefer to ease the burden on your loved ones, you need to have a living will expressing your desires. With a living will lawyer, you can make your own choices regarding life-prolonging treatment and end-of-life care. Learn more about living wills.
A probate lawyer knows the probate system, and the most efficient way to distribute your assets to your loved ones according to your wishes. Often the estate lawyer who drafted your loved one’s will is helpful as the probate attorney during the estate administration. Sometimes the estate planning lawyer is no longer practicing law or is unavailable. Should you need a new probate lawyer, please contact one of our probate lawyers. Learn more about probate.
An estate administrator is responsible for the management of the estate of a decedent after his or her passing. In addition to the day to day management of the estate, the estate administrator is charged with responsibilities including filing the will with the court for probate, gathering the assets and property of the estate, ensuring that the debts and the tax liabilities are paid, distributing the estate to the beneficiaries, and addressing any contests to the will distribution. Estate administration can be complex. To avoid subjecting your loved ones to this burden, please contact one of our estate administrators. Learn more about an estate administrator.
What estate help do you need?
Last Will & Testament
- Estate plans kept private
- Asset customization
- Select who inherits
- Select care for minor children or pets
- Administrator choice
- Digital life protection
- Avoids family disputes
- End-of life issues
- Advance directives
- Caregivers’ resources
- Protects financial abuse
- Hospice care
- Life support / artificial nourishment
- Medical planning
Power Of Attorney
- Avoids guardianship
- Prevents costly delays
- Prevents questions about intent
- Protects financial abuse
- Allows agent to talk to other agencies
- Allows agent to perform transactions
- Special/springing power of attorney
- Avoids medical planning
Golden Estate Package
- Comprehensive protections
- Continuity of documents
- KM&A administrator
- Dedicated attorney
- Peace of mind
- Fewer document updates required
- Best available protection
- Better value
Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” is a law firm serving all of Pennsylvania with our principal offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Call KM&A in western Pennsylvania at 412-626-5626 or in eastern Pennsylvania at 215-618-9185. KM&A can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.