Trusts are powerful tools that allow many people to protect more assets when a member of the family dies. West & Associates, P.C. in Pittsburgh (Glenshaw), Pennsylvania, assists clients with establishing trusts that distribute assets and provide for family members after their death.

To schedule a consultation regarding taxes, estates, assets, and trusts in Western Pennsylvania, contact West & Associates, P.C. through this site or by calling toll free 1 (800) 738-2261. We show individuals and families how to structure estates so as to preserve assets gained through a lifetime of hard work and good financial planning.

Attorney West helps families create and administer trusts. With or without a will or a trust, the complexities of death and taxes are not something for amateurs to tackle.

We advise closely held businesses, families, and individuals on issues such as:

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

Western Pennsylvania trusts attorney Arthur West assists with the drafting and implementation of trusts. Attorney West can also assist clients with estate tax returns. With or without a will or a trust, an estate tax return must be filed within 9 months of death. Ideally, this should be done within two to three months after someone passes away. As an experienced estate administration lawyer, Mr. West understands how to value assets as of the date of death, and how to accurately calculate the percentage of the value of the deceased’s property for estate purposes.

West & Associates, P.C., prepares individually tailored trusts, wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and guardianship agreements ensuring that clients’ goals are achieved and carried out in times of illness and at the end of life. Contact an experienced western Pennsylvania trusts attorney to discuss establishing a trust or other estate planning issues.