Bethel Park & Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Attorney
Estate Planning Attorneys Serving the Pittsburgh Area
Probate is a costly, time-consuming process for those who have lost family members. But with careful estate planning, it is possible to ensure your property and assets go directly to your heirs, and do not have to be distributed through the probate court.
At Michael D. Flynn & Associates, we help people throughout Pittsburgh and the South Hills avoid probate by offering sound legal guidance in estate planning matters. We are prepared to help you protect your assets and ensure a stable and prosperous future for your loved ones.
Avoiding Probate in Pennsylvania
There are a number of legal steps you can take to help your loved ones avoid probate after you pass away. We will help you explore all of the potential options at your disposal, including:
- Revocable living trusts: If your assets are in a living trust, they are not considered part of your estate, and are therefore not subject to probate.
- Joint tenancy: If you enter into a joint tenancy agreement with an heir over a piece of real estate, bank account or other property, that person will become the sole owner of the property upon your death.
- Gifts: Giving your loved ones assets and property before you die is a simple way to help them avoid the probate process after you pass away.
If you have recently lost a loved one and probate is a necessary step, we can guide you through the probate and estate administration process and work to make it as efficient and cost-effective as possible. Our attorneys will work with you personally to help you achieve your most critical legal objectives.
If you have questions about helping your loved ones avoid probate, we can help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 888.344.9640 to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area.