Estate Planning

Estate planning is an essential part of an intelligent, thoughtful overall map for success in life. Protection of assets for retirement as well as for transfer from one generation to the next can make a tremendous difference in the legacy each of us leaves behind. The fruition of our life’s hopes and dreams can be directed purposefully by means of carefully crafted wills and trusts.

Contact West & Associates, P.C. in Pittsburgh (Glenshaw), Pennsylvania, to schedule an appointment to discuss updating or establishing an estate plan.

The law firm strives to meet clients’ estate planning needs by addressing current income and assets, minimizing tax issues, and analyzing the optimum benefit to present and future generations.

Comprehensive estate planning includes consideration of more than property distribution after death. In the event of physical or mental incapacitation, spouses, children, or other next of kin may be spared grief, legal expenses, and uncertainty through powerful tools such as powers of attorney and health care directives.

Art West advises closely held businesses, families, and individuals on issues such as:

  • Minimizing estate, gift, and other taxes
  • Retirement and long-term care planning
  • Providing for disabled individuals
  • Administration of estates and trusts
  • Guardianship
  • Business succession planning

West & Associates, P.C., prepares individually tailored revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and guardianship agreements ensuring that clients’ goals are carried out in times of illness and at the end of life.

We advise executors, administrators, and heirs in settling and administering estates, preparing documents, and resolving disputes. Contact a Western Pennsylvania estate planning lawyer through this site or by calling 1 (800) 738-2261 to schedule a consultation.