Estate Planning in Western Pennsylvania
Zwick Law is devoted to helping clients plan for their future through the use of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advanced healthcare directives, and other legal documents.
Pennsylvania law provides all individuals with the ability to exercise a great deal of discretion and control over what will happen to them and their possessions in the unfortunate circumstances of either incapacity or death — provided that important decisions are made before such circumstances intervene. Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. This unpredictability highlights the importance of making your wishes known before it is too late.
At Zwick Law, we counsel our clients on how to protect their estates, their families, and their futures. Through candor tempered with compassion, we counsel clients in a full range of services, including:
- Simple and complex wills;
- Revocable (living) and irrevocable trusts;
- Estate and trust administration;
- Powers of attorney;
- Advanced healthcare directives (i.e., living wills);
- Charitable giving;
- Asset protection; and
It is never too early for you to plan for and make these important decisions. We encourage all of our clients to plan for their futures at an early age — and to continue planning throughout their lives. Estate planning is a fluid process, which inevitably evolves throughout one’s lifetime.
Keeping this in mind, there are many events along the way that should initiate thought about your estate planning needs, including:
- Marriage — Marriage involves the combination of two estates. It requires making legal provisions involving one’s spouse and is especially relevant in second marriages and blended families.
- Divorce — Upon the occurrence of a divorce, decisions must be made to undo earlier arrangements that include a soon-to-be ex-spouse.
- Birth — The birth of a child requires decisions about guardianship and plans for the child should something happen to the parent.
- Tax law changes — The change or amendment of tax laws requires a comprehensive review of one’s estate plan and estate planning documents.