As Pittsburgh residents grow older, they may face a myriad of legal issues. How they choose to deal with them can not only determine how they will be spending their own old age, but also how their heirs will be taken care of after they pass away. Delaying or procrastinating about financial matters can only cause complications in the future, as previous posts on this blog have outlined. Dealing with them head-on and engaging in difficult, but important, estate planning matters can help avoid lengthy and costly disputes.
Elder law covers a wide range of issues, including estate planning – creating wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance healthcare documents. People of any age can benefit from estate planning. Dying without a will can leave family members fighting with one another and unable to access the funds that they desperately need to make ends meet. Additionally, contesting a will, if the will is not done properly, can be a lengthy process that not only exhausts a person emotionally but also financially.
The lawyers at Sikov and Love PA have been setting standards in elder law practice for many years, whether it deals with preparing a good estate plan or explaining the role of an agent or an executor. We pride ourselves on the quality of legal services we provide and the support we give when dealing with estate planning or estate administration matters.
We try to work both efficiently and compassionately and use our decades of experience for our client’s benefit. We readily answer questions and try to prevent family discord by keeping everyone in the loop. For more on elder law, visit our website. It is important to become fully aware of your situation, options and rights.