Wills & Trusts
Butler County Wills & Allegheny County Trust Attorney
In addition to our vast family law practice, Sweeney Law Offices is pleased to offer additional services including wills, trusts, probate and estate administration. If you have minor children you defiantly need a will. A will can provide you the peace of mind that your children will be taken care of should something happen to you. Sweeney Law Offices drafts many wills for clients because of a change in status including marriage, divorce, adoption or birth of a child.
Who needs a will?
Everyone. If you want to have any control over your assets when you are gone, you must have a will. If you have minor children or handicapped dependants, and you want to make sure they are cared for, you need a will. Proper planning can prevent hassles at the time of a tragedy. Included in a will can be your wishes for burial. Sweeney Law Offices can draft a complete will for you; giving you the peace of mind that your loved ones will be taken care of should something happen to you. If you are a single parent a will can help express your wishes and ensure your family is part of your children’s life should something happen to you. The point of a Power of Attorney is that a person is able to act on your behalf prior to death but while incapacitated.
What is a living will?
A living will, also known as a healthcare derivative, is a legal document that expresses your wishes should you be injured or in a state that you can no longer express your opinion as to how you would like to be cared for. Living wills are often in the news. Most recently the Terri Schiavo case made headlines because of the family’s fight whether to keep her on a feeding tube or not. A living will can often prevent situations like this. A living will takes the pressure off of your loved ones.
What is a guardian?
A guardian is the person that you may assign to care for our children should something happen to you. If you have minor children or handicapped children, it is important that you decide who you would like care for them should something happen to you. It is important that you discuss this responsibility with the person or persons who you wish to designate as guardian for your dependants.
Contact a Pittsburgh Estate Planning Attorney Today
If you have questions about a will or a living will, contact Sweeney Law Offices today for a consultation to discuss your options. Several of our clients are in need of a new will because of a divorce, adoption or birth of a child. If you have children or want to control the distribution of your assets after you are gone, you need a will. Call us today at 724-742-2590.