West & Associates, P.C. in Pittsburgh (Glenshaw), Pennsylvania, is a trustworthy source of information and assistance for family members in need of probate legal services. When a family member has died, with or without a will, an experienced probate attorney will work to distribute assets in a timely and accurate manner. Attorney West provides quality probate and estate administration legal services.

Efficient probate administration after death means that the process of distribution of assets can be resolved quickly. Often, families are not aware of related matters that require attention. For example, you must file an inventory of assets as well as an estate tax return within nine months of the recorded date of death. (This is separate from the final income tax return for the deceased.) Ideally, the Pennsylvania estate tax return should be filed within two to three months after the date of death for a discount.

Through proper planning before death, families are often able to save significant amounts of money in taxes. Attorney Arthur West offers comprehensive estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance directives (health care directives or “living wills.”)

Contact West & Associates, P.C. to schedule a consultation regarding probate and estate administration in Western Pennsylvania. Personalized service, attention to detail, and a quick resolution of the distribution of most estates are all reasons to entrust probate matters to Attorney Art West.