Estate Planning Attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

When it comes to planning your future, you deserve to establish complete peace of mind. By putting the necessary protections in place today, you can strive to ensure that your descendants receive their fair shares of your estate once you’ve passed away. At the Law Offices of Kelton M. Burgess, LLC, we aim to help you do just that.

Since 2012, we’ve been providing the professionalism, resources, and support our clients need to create comprehensive plans for tomorrow. From probate to living wills, let our legal team guide you through every step of the process. Schedule a free initial consultation with us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to get started. We proudly serve individuals and families in the surrounding areas, including Cranberry, Butler County, and Monroeville.  

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While estate drafting and living wills directly cover affairs that people seldom enjoy talking about, their functionality in a world of laws is indispensable. They provide clear instructions to your heritors and descendants. They also convey your final wishes in the event of irrevocable incapacitation. In other words, estate planning guards the peace of mind of you and your family.

Living Trusts

Setting up trusts is an excellent way to simplify the transfer of assets and help your loved ones avoid the difficulties of probate. Trusts are legal documents that allow you to distribute your assets after your death. The trust owns the property you place in it, but you—the grantor—maintain control. You will name a trustee who will be responsible for managing the trust. Upon your death, the trustee will distribute the property in the trust. There are two types of living trusts you should consider: revocable and irrevocable. 

Revocable trusts are flexible, allowing the grantor to cancel or change the trust any time before their death. Irrevocable trusts, in contrast, cannot be canceled or changed. Once your assets belong to an irrevocable trust, you will not be able to update beneficiaries, instructions, or other aspects. Individuals looking to avoid certain estate taxes or creditors may utilize irrevocable trusts because these legal documents remove assets from their taxable estates.

In addition, we help our clients appoint trust protectors. A trust protector is an individual who is tasked with watching over the trust to ensure it is not negatively affected by changes in the law or external circumstances.

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Whether you want to outline how your property should be distributed or you’re looking to set up health care directives, our attorney is here to help. Through the creation of a will or a living will, you can specify your plan for your assets, your medical care, and more. Schedule a free initial consultation with the Law Offices of Kelton M. Burgess, LLC to discuss your legal options today.

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The law is meant to protect your rights to property, ownership, and personal agency. There are also mechanisms to transfer such control, should the need arise. Assert your rights with the help of our estate planning attorney. We provide services for the preparation of estate administration, wills, and living wills. Our team is also available to represent you in court should your claims be challenged by another party. 

From the counsel room to the courtroom, we serve your needs so you can serve the ones who matter most to you. Talk to us today in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to discuss your legal options. We represent individuals and families in Cranberry, Butler County, Monroeville, and beyond.

Estate Planning Attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Our dedicated estate planning attorney has vast experience guiding clients through the difficulties of planning for tomorrow. Whether you’re creating a will, establishing trusts, navigating probate, or dealing with another legal matter, let us stand by your side. Schedule a free consultation with our firm, the Law Offices of Kelton M. Burgess, LLC, to get started today.