Estate Planning & Administration

McKeesport, Pennsylvania Estate Planning and Administration Attorney

Steven F. Kessler’s estate planning, probate, and estate administration practice focuses on helping clients achieve comprehensive estate planning goals and tax-saving strategies. It is designed to allow clients to direct the passing of their assets at death, keeping the estate out of probate court and keeping taxes and expenses to a minimum.

He can also assist clients in planning for future events like death or incapacity, so that assets are transferred according to their wishes. Estate planning commonly involves the following issues:

  • Wills
  • Marital gifts and gifts to children
  • Trusts
  • Durable or general powers of attorney
  • Medical powers of attorney
  • Living wills
  • Naming a guardian for children


No Pennsylvania law requires that an attorney assist with estate planning, but an experienced lawyer can ensure that a will or trust meets all of the state’s legal requirements and takes all the wishes of the testator or grantor into account.

In the matter of trusts, especially those that are created for a sizeable estate, an experienced lawyer like Steven F. Kessler helps clients determine which options will achieve the greatest tax benefits, and helps to ensure that the estate is left to the intended heirs.

Probate and Estate Administration

Probate is the legal process through which a person’s assets are distributed upon his or her death, and provides for paying off debts. Estate administration covers the probate process and other types of transfers of assets from the deceased person to his or her heirs. Laws directing the probate court how to distribute the decedent’s estate vary greatly from state to state, so it is wise to consult an attorney who has experience with these procedures in Pennsylvania.

Steven F. Kessler works closely with clients to makes sure he knows how your situation is unique, and he customizes each estate plan accordingly.

Contact An Experienced Attorney Now

Steven F. Kessler has been a McKeesport, Pennsylvania, attorney specializing in estate planning and probate, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income for 30 years. Contact him at 412-678-0112 for a free consultation and to take advantage of his experience and commitment to client satisfaction.

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