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Pittsburgh Wills Attorneys
Estate planning is often a difficult, but necessary, subject to discuss. At the Law Office of Allison Gaffen, we carefully consider the sensitive and unique nature of each individual’s circumstances. We pride ourselves on listening closely to the client’s needs and working with them to create the best plan possible.
The estate needs of each individual and family vary. We will work hard to guide you through this process and make sure all of your wishes and interests are planned for and addressed. We value open communication with our clients and a fast response to their needs. Our firm policy is to return client calls and emails promptly and always within 24 hours.
Do I need a will?
Yes. It is a common misconception that only the wealthy or elderly need a will. But the truth is that regardless of the size of your estate, a will is a necessity. Creating a will is a vital part of making sure that the things you love are taken care of and your priorities are in order.
What happens if I die without a will?
Under Pennsylvania law, if you die without a will you are considered to have died "intestate." Your property will then pass under the laws of Intestate Succession found at 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 2101. This means that your estate will be distributed to your surviving relatives according to the rule of law. The amount that each person will receive and who will receive what depends on what family members survive you.
Intestate Succession can be complicated and overwhelming. Having a will ensures that your property passes to those you wish to receive it.
The Law Office of Allison Gaffen will guide you through the tough decisions. It is important that you decide what should be done with your children, home, belongings, and everything that matters in your life. These are not decisions that should be left for the court to decide or for grieving loved ones to argue over.
To make an appointment with one of our Pittsburgh Wills Lawyers, please call us at (412) 540-2400 or contact us online. For your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available by request.