Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills
Pittsburgh Estate Planning Attorney
At Sikov and Love, P.A., we represent individuals, families and caregivers in a variety of estate planning services. We provide personalized legal advice in an effort to understand and fulfill your specific needs and wishes.
Would you like to speak with an attorney regarding our estate planning services? Contact a Pittsburgh estate planning lawyer at Sikov and Love, P.A., to arrange for your consultation. Since our founding in 1957, we have set a standard for quality legal services, and we are well qualified to perform the elder law services you need most.
It is important to have a skilled attorney periodically review your estate planning documents. Our firm offers a full range of up-to-date estate planning services designed to help you plan for the future, to protect your assets and to ensure that your wishes are followed.
Our Estate Planning Practice
Our comprehensive estate planning services deal with your assets during your lifetime and after death, which address the many concerns for you and your loved ones. We can help you prepare a wide range of estate planning documents and tools, including:
- Trusts — inter vivos and testamentary
- Revocable and irrevocable trusts, such as irrevocable burial trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Health care powers of attorney
- Durable financial powers of attorney
- Mental health care powers of attorney
- Living wills
What Is a Trust?
A trust is a separate legal entity set up to handle your affairs and to hold assets. A trust names beneficiaries who will receive benefits from the trust and indicates when benefits will be paid out. Trusts have many uses and can be an important part of your estate plan.
Understanding Powers of Attorney
Planning for disability or incapacity means the preparation of powers of attorney, whether these needs are financial, medical or involve issues of mental health. A power of attorney is a legal document in which the principal gives authority to an agent to perform activities on the behalf of the principal. The powers given to an agent can involve financial matters and/or health care matters.
Mental Health Care Powers of Attorney
Mental health care powers of attorney are relatively new in Pennsylvania. This document can be particularly important if a loved one is dealing with ongoing mental health problems.
Contact a Pennsylvania Wills/Trusts Lawyer
Whatever your needs, we will work with you to develop a plan for the future. Contact a Pennsylvania wills and trusts attorney at Sikov and Love, P.A., to arrange a consultation.