We are delighted to announce that our physical office is re-opening to our existing and new clients. To provide safety to both our clients and staff, we are adapting the CDC guidelines for social distancing while we are in the yellow phase. Rest assured, that we have and will continue to regularly clean all areas of the office especially the high-traffic areas. All attorneys and staff will have their temperature taken daily and will be wearing masks when interacting with clients. Any attorneys and staff with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will work remotely. They will then be required to follow CDCrecommended steps, including not returning to work until the CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation are met.

As the health and safety of our clients and their families is our top priority, we are asking that our clients follow the procedures below during the yellow phase:

  1. Upon entering the building, we ask that all persons wash their hands or hand-sanitize. We will be providing access to soap, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
  2. We will also be taking temperatures with non-contact thermometers upon entering the office.
  3. Our office is set-up to comply with social distancing of six feet. In the conference and mediation rooms we are asking that each person sit a minimum of one chair apart from attorneys and/or staff at all times.
  4. Masks are available and will be provided open request.
  5. Teleconferences Zoom meetings, and FaceTime are available in lieu of inperson meetings if requested.
  6. We will continue to have the drop-box available for delivery of documents.

In the event that anyone is sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you reschedule your appointment or utilize the electronic forums listed above.

As each county determines the procedures that will be followed, please ask your attorney of the specific procedures regarding the county in which your case in pending.

Please note that we will also continue to accommodate the needs of new clients, who are welcome, and as always we encourage and appreciate referrals. During this uncertain and unprecedented time, please stay safe and remember that Sweeney Law Office, LLC will remain by your side for all of your family’s legal needs. We ask that you have patience during this challenging time.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Pittsburgh Probate Attorney & Butler Estate Administration Lawyer

In addition to our extensive family law practice, Sweeney Law Offices is pleased to offer wills, probate and estate administration services to clients throughout the Pittsburgh metro area.

After the loss of a loved one, distributing the assets and taking care of any debts of the deceased can often be an overwhelming procedure for many people. We are here to help. We can handle all aspects of estate administration and probate so you can properly grieve and focus on more important tasks.

What is Probate?

Probate is the legal process of filing the will with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and having the state recognize the executor of your estate. If someone dies without a will, probate will have the state recognize an administrator to handle their estate. For residents of Pennsylvania, probate occurs with the Register of Wills office in the county where the person resided. If a person did not reside in Pennsylvania, but owned real estate in Pennsylvania, a will may still be probated in the county where the deceased held real estate.

While the term probate often has negative connotation, in Pennsylvania probate and estate administration can often be quite simple. With the guidance of an experienced Pennsylvania Probate attorney, when a person who has a will passes away, probate can often be quick and fairly easy. At Sweeney Law Offices, we are prepared to handle any probate or estate administration matter including:

  • Filing a petition for probate
  • Locating and inventorying assets
  • Paying creditors and inheritance and estate taxes
  • If necessary, conducting a formal audit of all property
  • Negotiating family settlement agreements and closing the estate

A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania probate lawyer can guide executors, trustees and family members through the often confusing process of probating an estate. Please call us today at 724-742-2590 or email Attorney Sweeney for all your family law needs including probate, estate administration and drafting of wills.

Offices 20 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh

Sweeney Law Offices Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania