Probate & Estate Administration

Probate / Estate Administration

If estate planning is the process of designing a playbook, estate administration occurs when the playbook is put into action. The process begins with an event that triggers a provision in your estate plan, such as incapacity or death. The plan becomes 'executory', meaning that the individuals you designated in your plan documents must step into action and execute according to your instructions.

Estate administration can be complex and the people you have designated must have competent and experienced counsel to guide them through the process. They must make important decisions ' sometimes quickly ' and they need help to make them wisely. They may need to prepare inventories of your property, prepare tax returns, or sign other important documents on your behalf. Ultimately they must divide and distribute your property to those individuals or charities you identified in your will or trust agreement. 
 
The estate administration process carries a lot of responsibilities. We can help guide your loved ones through the process as sensitively and completely as possible, and will try to make it as straightforward and efficient as possible.

From within Allegheny County, our law firm represents estate planning and elder law clients throughout Western Pennsylvania including Pittsburgh, Butler, New Castle, Bradford, Greensburg, Uniontown, Altoona, McMurray, Canonsburg and Washington.

The Pennsylvania law firm of John W. Giltinan, Esq., P.C. focuses on Pennsylvania estate planning, wills, trusts, estates, probate administration, asset protection, medical assistance planning, Medicaid planning and eligibility, elder law, business succession planning and family limited partnerships. With over thirty years practicing law, Attorney John W. Giltinan is an experienced estate planning attorney, trust attorney, probate attorney, asset protection attorney, elder law attorney and corporate attorney.


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Pittsburgh, PA 15222