Protecting Your Legacy With An Estate Plan

We all leave our loved ones a legacy. Ideally, your legacy will be secured with a thorough estate plan. A carefully crafted estate plan is vital to safeguard your family’s financial well-being and reduce uncertainty. An estate plan can manage your assets and provide power to execute your wishes if you become incapacitated. Correctly using estate planning tools, such as wills and trusts, can minimize tax burdens and protect a family business and other valuable assets. Just as importantly, a solidified plan discourages conflict among heirs and avoids the anguish of indecision when loved ones must make vital decisions on your behalf.

Are you considering an estate plan? Call 412-342-8577 to schedule a free consultation at our Pittsburgh office to discuss your options.

Comprehensive Estate Planning And Administration Guidance

Our estate planning lawyers assists Pennsylvania families with all aspects of estate planning, probate and estate administration. Our attorneys will work closely with you to evaluate your circumstances and recommend strategic wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other tools to achieve your goals. The decisions you make early on in life can greatly impact your estate, the amount of estate or inheritance taxes and how the estate is distributed to beneficiaries after death. We also can confidently guide families through probate and estate administration to ensure that all aspects of estate distributions are smoothly executed on their behalf.

Experienced Preparation For Late-Life Care

We help clients prepare for their golden years, including Medicaid/Medicare planning, retirement preparation and long-term care needs. Of particular concern is the five-year ‘look back rule’ that applies when an individual applies for Medicaid benefits. Obtaining sound legal advice can be critical to qualifying for and securing benefits. An estate plan can be simple and straightforward or require a more complex approach. In either case, our clients benefit from our unique qualifications and deep financial experience. As a CPA with years of experience in the financial industry, attorney Kathleen Schneider brings a rare depth of insight to her legal practice.

Contact A Detail-Oriented Lawyer For Support

Opened in 1995, the Law Offices of Kathleen D. Schneider is a small, approachable firm with the knowledgeable staff to handle your legal matters with authority. When you have questions about estate planning or administering a decedent’s estate, our attorneys have answers. Call us to schedule a free initial case consultation at 412-342-8577, or contact us online.